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Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami, And Fukushima Nuclear Disaster by Lucy Birmingham; David McNeill

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Blending history, science, and gripping storytelling, Strong in the Rain brings the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its immediate aftermath to life through the eyes of the men and women who experienced it. Following the narratives of six individuals, the book traces the shape of a disaster and the heroics it prompted, including that of David Chumreonlert, a Texan with Thai roots, trapped in his school's gymnasium with hundreds of students and teachers as it begins to flood, and Taro Watanabe, who thought nothing of returning to the Fukushima plant to fight the nuclear disaster, despite the effects that he knew would stay with him for the rest of his life. This is a beautifully written and moving account of how the Japanese experienced one of the worst earthquakes in history and endured its horrific consequences.  This 2012 Palgrave Macmillan Hardback is in Good condition.

ex lib ISBN: 9780230341869 SKU: 1303304 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.