The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II (signed by the author)
Iris Chang

Basic Books, 1997. Hardcover. xi + 290 pp. with index. Illustrations. SIGNED BY IRIS CHANG ON A DECORATIVE BOOKPLATE AFFIXED TO THE HALF-TITLE PAGE. Later printing. Fine in fine dust jacket. A powerful, landmark book detailing the story of the December, 1937 massacre in the then capital of China by the Japanese Army. The invaders not only looted and burned the defenseless ancient city bu systematically raped, tortured and murdered more vthan 300,000 Chinese civiians. The story is told from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers who performed it; the Chinese civilians who endured it; and a groupo of Europeans and Americans who refused to abandon the city and created a safety zone that saved almost 300, 000 Chinese. Princeton, New Jersey-born author Iris Chang died in 2004 at age 36; she and this book were the subject of a 2007 documentary. fine Hardcover 9780465068357 (Item ID: E17072)


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