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!
Member, Oconee Democrats