A Japanese History of America, 1861


Will Truman

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4 Responses

  1. I’m pretty sure I need a copy of this book to read to my children.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    The universality of these kinds of stories really speaks to something ineffable yet transcendent in the human condition. Adams’ struggle, in particular, with the giant snake that ate his mom is so deeply human and moving!Report

  3. Avatar jason says:

    I love this. Who would think that the Japanese would outdo Americans in making the founders heroic figures?Report

  4. Avatar Pinky says:

    John Adams’s cowardly attack on Franklin? That can’t be right. That’s not the brave, snake-fighting Founding Father we learned about in grade school.Report