Books Showa 1944-1953 A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki and Zack Davisson Paperback, 536 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $24.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleShowa 1944-1953SubtitleA History of JapanAuthorShigeru Mizuki and Zack Davisson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Also by Shigeru Mizuki Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Showa 1944-1953 NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. The Book Concierge: Find your next read with NPR's 2014 book guide >> NPR hide caption toggle caption NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2014's Great Reads December 3, 2014 NPR staff and critics selected some 250 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to filter books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else. Review Book Reviews An Artist Draws His Journey Away From War And Death, With Gratitude November 12, 2014 Shigeru Mizuki's Showa 1944-1953 is the third volume of his massive, autobiographical history of Japan and WWII, packed with anger at generals who ordered him to die, and gratitude for his survival.