The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

The Rape of Nanking

Iris Chang

290 pages first pub 1997 (editions)

nonfiction history dark informative sad slow-paced
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In December 1937, one of the most horrific atrocities in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (what was then the capital of China), and within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civi...

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