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War Is Not Cool at All, Fools! as I Remember It. Hiroko Falkenstein

War Is Not Cool at All, Fools! as I Remember It.

Hiroko Falkenstein

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ISBN : 9781460270486
Paperback
240 pages
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WHEN THE JAPANESE navy attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, it triggered a massive U.S. retaliation and a succession of incendiary bombardments. War is not Cool at all, Fools!, is a collection of poetry called Tanka, written by the author HirokoMoreWHEN THE JAPANESE navy attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, it triggered a massive U.S. retaliation and a succession of incendiary bombardments. War is not Cool at all, Fools!, is a collection of poetry called Tanka, written by the author Hiroko Falkenstein. Each poem is beautifully written, yet profound, and can be read in a matter of seconds. However, as the author explains, the meaning of each poem might take longer to fully absorb. When Tokyo was hit during the U.S. bombings, amid hellish chaos, Hirokos family quickly fled the capital in a jam-packed train to the relative safety of a fishing village. They were in the minority of those who were fortunate enough to escape- however, life would become even tougher thereafter as streets were filled with the homeless, the wounded and orphans who were begging for food . . . casualties of war who would feel the effects almost twenty years after the war had come to an end. This book of poetry is an intimate, personal account of a Japanese womans childhood and adult experiences during and after the Second World War. Each poem is concise, moving, and somewhat harrowing in the description of the casualties of war.