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Book details
  • SubGenre:Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:507
  • eBook ISBN:9780981753218

Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness

by Takashi Tanemori & John Crump

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A true story chronicling the life of a spirited and stubborn young boy of Samurai lineage who survives of the bombing of Hiroshima and his arduous multi-cultural journey into manhood, traveling the road from revenge to forgiveness
Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness is the journey of Takashi Tanemori, the son of a Samurai, from the ashes of postwar Japan to new life and purpose. Takashi was less than one mile from ground zero when the first atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, claiming his parents, two sisters and his father’s grandparents. As an orphan, he was rejected in his homeland, and emigrated to the United States, along the way suffering physical and emotional cruelty. Through kind acts, he started rebuilding his life. Though he became a Christian minister, Takashi was unable to conquer the prejudice of his congregations, and his struggles led to severe health challenges. An epiphany inspired Takashi to devote himself to promote “Peace through Forgiveness” and to help future generations live in Heiwa - - peace, with harmony and equality.
About the author
Takashi Tanemori lives to help future generations live in harmony and equality. Takashi is in his 70s and resides with his guide dog, Yuki, in Berkeley, California. He shares his life story through speaking events, conflict resolution seminars, workshops on The Seven Codes of the Samurai, his writing and artwork. John Crump is a former video production and news professional who founded Technology Video Productions specializing in corporate video and technology programming. Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness, is his first book and he is currently working on a book about the experiences of pilots in the 365th Fighter Group in World War Two. Before that he was the creator and host of the PBS program Silicon Valley Report, and in the 1980s a reporter at KNTV, San Jose. His awards include a national Computer Press Association Award for best television reporting on computers.
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