Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Looking toward Asia and WWII for our March book "The Rape of Nanking" by Iris Chang

Dan Matthews

Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:17:04 -0500
Subject: [oconee] Looking toward Asia and WWII for our March book

The next book the Oconee Democrats' book group will discuss is "The Rape of Nanking," what one critic called a "powerful, landmark book." Because it is a history of unimaginable horror, I was surprised to see it was a New York Times — in fact, an international — bestseller.

Russell Jenkins of The National Review wrote this of the book: "A very readable, well-researched account . . . Chang has rescued this episode from its undeserved obscurity."

It's not just a catalog of horrors, though. Several foreigners in the city worked together to set up a zone of safety for the Chinese so it's inspiring, too!

We'll meet upstairs at Chops and Hops in Watkinsville on Wednesday, March 25, with the discussion beginning at 7 PM.

The group is free and open to the public.

Join us sometime to talk about books and history!

Pat Priest
Member, Oconee Democrats


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