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The Rape of Nanking


This "New York Times" national bestseller recounts the forgotten story of the brutal massacre of 300,000 Chinese civilians by the Japanese army. ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of The Rape of Nanking

Overall customer rating: 4.250
Jan C

Never Again

by Jan C on Sep 11, 2013

Hard to read, but everyone should be aware of this terrible part of world history. More

Denzil M

Murder and torture

by Denzil M on Jun 24, 2010

I have read several books dealing with the horrific crimes of the Nazis in Europe during WWII. I knew the Japanese did some terrible things after conquering country after country. As I read the book, I was reminded again that man's inhumanity to man knows no boundaries. Iris Chang's book shines the ... More



by J210 on Feb 19, 2010

This book was very hard to read. I had never heard about what happened in Nanking. I was surprised to read about all of these things and wondered why what happened is not taught in U.S. schools. It's a real shame. This book should be read by all. More


The Brutality of War

by MTreader on Apr 3, 2007

Iris Chang's account of the Rape of Nanking is a must read for anyone interested in WWII and the realities of war. The Rape of Nanking has not received the attention given to other massacres and Chang tells us why this is. She also gives a sampling of the horrors inflicted upon the Nanking citizens ... More

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