Barefoot Gen

Barefoot Gen

#08, Merchants of Death

Graphic Novel - 2008
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"Volume eight opens in 1950. Gen is now in middle school, where he meets both a progressive-minded schoolteacher at odds with his conservative superiors, and a brilliant but cynical classmate who challenges the teacher's-- and Gen's-- values at every turn. Gen also finds himself confronting the corrosive effects of drugs and the arms industry on postwar Hiroshima society. With the Korean War offering new business opportunities, a new generation of death merchants holds sway in Japan. Gen, his mentor, and peace-minded citizens are forced to struggle against red-baiting school officials, violent nationalists, and government censorship" -- p. [4] of cover.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Last Gasp of San Francisco, c2008.
ISBN: 9780867195996
0867195991
Call Number: NAKAZAWA
Characteristics: 256 p. : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Graphic novels.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1945- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Translations into English.
Peace movements -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
School children -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Additional Contributors: Project Gen (Organization)
Alternative Title: Merchants of death

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