This easy-to-read adventure, number 20 in the series, is the latest in the long-running successful series that has sold over 1 million books.
Author: Marianne Hering
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Imagination Station has been malfunctioning for several adventures now, handing out the wrong gifts and traveling unexpected paths. Patrick and Beth must use their courage, strength, and resilience to help others and survive dangers as they travel through time and space and get caught up in the 1923 earthquake, tsunami, and fire that devastated Tokyo, Japan. When kids step into the Imagination Station, they experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure and excitement. Each book will whisk the reader away on the adventure with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This easy-to-read adventure, number 20 in the series, is the latest in the long-running successful series that has sold over 750,000 books.
Hoyt's descriptions of the widespread death and destruction of Japan depicts a war machine operating without restraint. Inferno offers a provocative look at what may have been America's most brutal policy during the years of World War II.
Author: Edwin P. Hoyt
Publisher: Madison Books
Did the bombing of Japan's cities—culminating in the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—hasten the end of World War II? Edwin Hoyt, World War II scholar and author, argues against the U. S. justification of the bombing. In his new book, Inferno, Hoyt shows how the U. S. bombed without discrimination, hurting Japanese civilians far more than the Japanese military. Hoyt accuses Major General Curtis LeMay, the Air Force leader who helped plan the destruction of Dresden, of committing a war crime through his plan to burn Japan's major cities to the ground. The firebombing raids conducted by LeMay's squadrons caused far more death than the two atomic blasts. Throughout cities built largely from wood, incendiary bombs started raging fires that consumed houses and killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. The survivors of the raids recount their stories in Inferno, remembering their terror as they fled to shelter through burning cities, escaping smoke, panicked crowds, and collapsing buildings. Hoyt's descriptions of the widespread death and destruction of Japan depicts a war machine operating without restraint. Inferno offers a provocative look at what may have been America's most brutal policy during the years of World War II.
Japanese schoolgirl fashions and subcultures have sprung up, burned out, mutated, and evolved into a pop culture phenomenon gone global—from Gwen Stefani's "Harajuku Girls" to Gothic Lolita-fueled manga and the deadly schoolgirl in Kill ...
Author: Izumi Evers
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Japanese schoolgirl fashions and subcultures have sprung up, burned out, mutated, and evolved into a pop culture phenomenon gone global—from Gwen Stefani's "Harajuku Girls" to Gothic Lolita-fueled manga and the deadly schoolgirl in Kill Bill, it's no wonder that international fashion designers look to the streets of Tokyo for fresh inspiration. This playful and thoroughly researched handbook examines the key styles and subcultures past and present: sailor-suited gangsters, Pippi Longstockings risen from the dead, girls in blackface, teens sporting giant hamster costumes, and more. Each fashion profile is packed with photos and illustrations, history, ideal boyfriends, and must-have items. Also included are a gatefold evolutionary fashion chart, resources, and makeup tips. At last, an in-depth guide to what the girls are wearing—and why on earth they're wearing it.
Over 900,000 copies sold in the series When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire their imaginations.
Author: Marianne Hering
Publisher: Imagination Station Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Over 900,000 copies sold in the series! When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire their imaginations. With each book, they're whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This softcover 3-pack of books 19-21 includes the following: Light in the Lions' Den, Inferno in Tokyo, Madman in Manhattan
Japanese schoolgirl fashion has gone global, from Gwen Stefani to manga to international designers.
Author: Patrick Macias
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Japanese schoolgirl fashion has gone global, from Gwen Stefani to manga to international designers. Written by Japanese pop culture experts, this fun and in-depth handbook discusses the 11 key styles, the subcultures behind them, fashion profiles (with photos) and who the girls are.
While it was the forerunner of the catastrophes at Dresden and Tokyo, Hiroshima
and Nagasaki, Allied air supremacy did not come soon enough to make
Hamburg truly count. Instead Germany was subjected to a death by a thousand
Author: Keith Lowe
Publisher: Penguin UK
In July of 1943, British and American bombers launched an attack on the German city of Hamburg that was unlike anything the world had ever seen. For ten days they drenched the city with over 9,000 tons of bombs, with the intention of erasing it entirely from the map. The fires they created were so huge they burned for a month, and were visible for 200 miles. As those who survived emerged from their ruined cellars and air-raid shelters they were confronted with a unique vision of hell: a sea of flame that stretched to the horizon, the burnt-out husks of fire engines that had tried to rescue them, charcoaled corpses and roads that had become flaming rivers of melted tarmac. Using many new first-hand accounts and other material, Keith Lowe gives the human side of an inhuman story, and the result is an epic story of devastation and survival, and a much-needed reminder of the human face of war.
Tokyo's new regime was characterised by a brutality such as the evicted
imperialists, whatever their shortcomings, had never displayed. The Japanese
began their treatment of Allied prisoners as they intended to continue. After the
fall of Hong ...
Author: Max Hastings
From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives—an average of twenty-seven thousand a day. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire war. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people—of soldiers, sailors and airmen; British housewives and Indian peasants; SS killers and the citizens of Leningrad, some of whom resorted to cannibalism during the two-year siege; Japanese suicide pilots and American carrier crews—Hastings provides a singularly intimate portrait of the world at war. He simultaneously traces the major developments—Hitler’s refusal to retreat from the Soviet Union until it was too late; Stalin’s ruthlessness in using his greater population to wear down the German army; Churchill’s leadership in the dark days of 1940 and 1941; Roosevelt’s steady hand before and after the United States entered the war—and puts them in real human context. Hastings also illuminates some of the darker and less explored regions under the war’s penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland, during which the Finns fiercely and surprisingly resisted Stalin’s invading Red Army; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944, when at least one million people died in what turned out to be, in Nehru’s words, “the final epitaph of British rule” in India. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.
Littleton, S. “The Organization and Management of a Tokyo Shrine Festival.”
Ethnology 25 (1986): 1954202. Macias, Patrick, and Izumi Evans. Japanese
Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook. San Francisco:
Author: Roman Cybriwsky
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Tokyo is Japan's largest city and its capital. It is also one of the largest cities in the world and a major center of global economic influence. The origins of human settlement in what is today Tokyo are lost in prehistory. The city started out quite modestly as a small castle town of Edo in 1457, then the center of the Tokugawa shogunate from 1603-1868, the rapidly modernizing and Westernizing capital of the nation during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), and the capital of a prosperous nation and growing empire thereafter. Tokyo was utterly devastated during World War II, but this was not the first time Tokyo had to start seemingly from new. Due to many fires and earthquakes, the city has constantly rebuilt itself and today it outdoes all its previous emanations by far. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Tokyo is a much-needed reference source on the city. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, events, and other terminology about the city of Tokyo. This book is a must for anyone interested in Japan and Tokyo.
If it weren't for Blandon, he'd never have become a puzzleologist. It was as simple
as that. He'd been an eight-year-old child living in Tokyo when his father had
returned home with the Japanese translation of Blandon's Protractor of the Gods.
Author: Dan T. Alighieri
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Robert Blandon is the world's greatest puzzleologist. Crosswords, Rubik's Cubes, Sudokus - he can do them all. When he flies to Florence to visit a renowned professor, Blandon finds himself drawn into a mysterious web of underground tunnels, secret societies and really hard anagrams. Extensively researched by looking at Wikipedia and talking to a man in a bar about conspiracy theories, Dan's Inferno is a must-read for anyone who thinks words are more exciting when they're in italics. Like the fourteenth-century epic poem that inspired it, this is a compelling, timeless masterpiece you haven't read, and is guaranteed to shock, awe and remind you of bestelling novels of the twenty-first century. This is the ideal purchase for readers who prefer a little more humour in their generic genius protagonist.
Author: James D. HornfischerPublish On: 2011-01-25
The Tokyo Express, though operating with changing rosters of ships and
commanders, was keeping to its well-established timetable of midnight arrivals.
While the Cactus Air Force was preoccupied with hammering Tanaka's transports
Author: James D. Hornfischer
The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of “Ironbottom Sound.” Here, in stunning cinematic detail, are the seven major naval actions that began in August 1942, a time when the war seemed unwinnable and America fought on a shoestring, with the outcome always in doubt. Working from new interviews with survivors, unpublished eyewitness accounts, and newly available documents, Hornfischer paints a vivid picture of the officers and enlisted men who opposed the Japanese in America’s hour of need. The first major work on this subject in almost two decades, Neptune’s Inferno does what all great battle narratives do: It tells the gripping human stories behind the momentous events and critical decisions that altered the course of history and shaped so many lives.
Tokyo: Ökura Shö, 1968. Kamata Satoshi. Saru mojigoku, nokoru mojigoku [For
those who left—a living hell; for those who remained—an inferno]. Tokyo:
Chikuma Bunko, 1986. Kamii Yoshihiko. Rödö kumiai no shokuba kisei [The
influence of ...
Author: John Price
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Political Science
The postwar miracle, says John Price, made Japan and its corporations the toast of the global village, with scholars across the United States pointing to Japan as the model for future enterprise. The economic bubble burst, however, in 1989, and Price documents difficulties that have surfaced since that time. In Japan itself, the common self-assessment is "rich country, poor people" and government reports regularly criticize society for being too enterprising. In emulating Japan, Price asks, are we choosing a path Japan itself is rejecting? Price probes the paradoxes in postwar labor-management relations, particularly in the years between 1945 and 1975. Basing his analysis on the history of labor in Mitsui's Miike mine in Kyushu, Suzuki Motors in Hamamatsu, and Moriguchi City Hall, the author questions the common interpretation that industrial relations are based on lifetime jobs, seniority-based wages, and enterprise unions. He also asks whether Japanese workers have been genuinely empowered by the developments in recent years. In his description of the rough-and-tumble world of postwar Japanese industrial relations, Price pays particular attention to the Occupation period, the rise of Shunto, the increased industrial conflict prior to 1975, and the transition to generalized labor-management cooperation. Relying on French regulation theory and on Michael Burawoy's concept of production regimes, Price suggests a revisionist interpretation of the transformation of Japan's political economy, offering new insights into the rise of lean production and the quality movement in Japan.
“Neo-Industrial Tokyo: Urban Development and Globalisation in Japan's State-
Centered Developmental Capitalism.” Urban Studies 40 (2): 249–81. Macias,
Patrick, and Izumi Evans. 2007. Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen
Author: Roman A. Cybriwsky
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Social Science
For most of the latter half of the twentieth century, Roppongi was an enormously popular nightclub district that stood out from the other pleasure quarters of Tokyo for its mix of international entertainment and people. It was where Japanese and foreigners went to meet and play. With the crash of Japan's bubble economy in the 1990s, however, the neighborhood declined, and it now has a reputation as perhaps Tokyo's most dangerous district—a hotbed of illegal narcotics, prostitution, and other crimes. Its concentration of “bad foreigners,” many from China, Russia and Eastern Europe, West Africa, and Southeast Asia is thought to be the source of the trouble. Roman Adrian Cybriwsky examines how Roppongi's nighttime economy is now under siege by both heavy-handed police action and the conservative Japanese “construction state,” an alliance of large private builders and political interests with broad discretion to redevelop Tokyo. The construction state sees an opportunity to turn prime real estate into high-end residential and retail projects that will “clean up” the area and make Tokyo more competitive with Shanghai and other rising business centers in Asia. Roppongi Crossing is a revealing ethnography of what is arguably the most dynamic district in one of the world's most dynamic cities. Based on extensive fieldwork, it looks at the interplay between the neighborhood's nighttime rhythms; its emerging daytime economy of office towers and shopping malls; Japan's ongoing internationalization and changing ethnic mix; and Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, the massive new construction projects now looming over the old playground.
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Shoten , 1976 ) , 205 . 5 . Tadao , Seishun Eiga no Keifu , 229 . Seikyusha , 2007
) . 7 . Mieko interview , 28 . 8 . Tatsuya and Hasebe interview . 9 . Julian Cope ...
Author: Robert G. Weiner
Category: Performing Arts
This is a provocative collection of essays that provide cutting edge, original research in film studies, discussing a number of 'transgressive' films that have never before had such in-depth analysis and treatment. From '70s Italian horror films and extreme European cinema to Nazi propaganda films and fundamentalist Christian 'scare' movies, these essays explore many different genres and themes.
On the good days , with just the right bank of dark storm clouds rolling in off the
Rockies , the Inferno will morph into an anarchist monster — not Godzilla
menacing Tokyo , mind you , but a giant tattooed Chia Pet gone bad , towering
over LoDo ...
Author: Jeff Ferrell
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Based on more than two decades of first-hand research, an energetic foray into the political and cultural struggles over city space delves into the realms of street musicians, homeless punks, militant bicycle activists, high-risk "BASE jump" parachutists, skateboarders, outlaw radio operators, and hip-hop graffiti artists to document the daily battle over public life and space and to provide a compelling analysis of new urban politics.
In fact , during the years of 1941 through 1947 , he had met with him in Tokyo on
numerous occasions . In 1949 , Dr. Abshagen published a great biography of
Admiral Canaris and in one of the chapters , he described the rescue efforts ( Ed
Author: Rachel Altein
Publisher: Kehot Publications Society
Category: Biography & Autobiography
With images of some of the vast collection of communications, letters and memoranda, & photos & maps, this book shows the dramatic, far-reaching efforts associated with the rescue of the Previous Rebbe and his family from war-torn Europe.
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Author: J. Charles SchenckingPublish On: 2013-07-02
Hidden beneath the waters of Sagami Bay, 60 kilometers south-southwest of Tokyo and at the earthquake's epicenter, the sea floor fell by over 400 meters and
... trapped mercilessly—by encroaching fires that turned Tokyo into an inferno.
Author: J. Charles Schencking
Publisher: Columbia University Press
In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake devastated eastern Japan, killing more than 120,000 people and leaving two million homeless. Using a rich array of source material, J. Charles Schencking tells for the first time the graphic tale of Tokyo's destruction and rebirth. In emotive prose, he documents how the citizens of Tokyo experienced this unprecedented calamity and explores the ways in which it rattled people's deep-seated anxieties about modernity. While explaining how and why the disaster compelled people to reflect on Japanese society, he also examines how reconstruction encouraged the capital's inhabitants to entertain new types of urbanism as they rebuilt their world. Some residents hoped that a grandiose metropolis, reflecting new values, would rise from the ashes of disaster-ravaged Tokyo. Many, however, desired a quick return of the city they once called home. Opportunistic elites advocated innovative state infrastructure to better manage the daily lives of Tokyo residents. Others focused on rejuvenating society—morally, economically, and spiritually—to combat the perceived degeneration of Japan. Schencking explores the inspiration behind these dreams and the extent to which they were realized. He investigates why Japanese citizens from all walks of life responded to overtures for renewal with varying degrees of acceptance, ambivalence, and resistance. His research not only sheds light on Japan's experience with and interpretation of the earthquake but challenges widespread assumptions that disasters unite stricken societies, creating a "blank slate" for radical transformation. National reconstruction in the wake of the Great Kanto Earthquake, Schencking demonstrates, proved to be illusive.
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AUCKLAND If you purchased this book without a cover you should. INFERNO.
Author: Don Pendleton
Publisher: Harlequin Books
When a threatening neo-Nazi and Arab terrorist alliance is uncovered, Mack Bolan and his search-and-destroy team find themselves in the desert, confronting a bloodthirsty visionary's conspiracy to rebuild a deadly Middle East. Original.
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Later , she had a disco . A rumor has her flying to Tokyo with a suitcase full of
deutsche marks during the war . Her conduct was scandalous . Marko , the son ,
is said to be addicted to fast cars and loves guns . He supposedly owns a
Author: Wes Johnson
The inside story of the break up of Yugoslavia and the bloody events that followed.