Yokohama Burning

The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II

Yokohama Burning

  • Free Press | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743264662 | 
  • February 2011

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Joshua Hammer
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Joshua Hammer

Joshua Hammer was born in New York and graduated from Princeton University with a cum laude degree in English literature. He joined the staff of Newsweek as a business and media writer in 1988, and between 1992 and 2006 served as a bureau chief and correspondent-at-large on five continents. Hammer is now a contributing editor to SmithsonianOutside, and The New York Review of Books, and has written for publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times MagazineVanity Fair, the Condé Nast Traveler, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Atavist. He is the author of three nonfiction books and has won numerous journalism awards. Since 2007 he has been based in Berlin, Germany, and continues to travel widely around the world.

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