In 1955, ten years after the end of World War II, a group of American philanthropists put together a humanitarian project unique in world history: they invited 25 young Japanese women, terribly disfigured in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, to come to America for plastic and reconstructive surgery. This is the never-told-before-story of that project. It goes behind the scenes of how it was put together. It examines the complex reaction on the part of the American military who tried, unsuccessfully, to stop the project. It follows the women personally on their unique journey to the “enemy country”. And it goes on to look at what happened to them when they returned to Japan.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rodney Barker is a journalist/author who has been an investigative freelance magazine writer, the editor of a weekly newspaper, and the author of four non-fiction books that have been widely reviewed, hit multiple bestseller lists, were internationally translated, and optioned by Hollywood. Most recently, he self-published a series of gift books that he marketed independently through non-traditional outlets, and sold more than 150,000 copies.
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