- File Size: 1435 KB
- Print Length: 93 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0956883621
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 12, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004VP3KHK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,196 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Amazon went to great lengths to ensure that all proceeds from this book go directly to the Japan Red Cross, which aids the victims in Japan in many ways. They are not taking a single cent. It is a tremendous act of corporate altruism.
The writing quality in the book is uneven.Read more ›
In each page, in each testimonial, in each picture, I feel the pain and the hope of all. It is not a book you can or need to read from cover to cover. Browsing is also an alternate way of reading.
Reading this book is also a way for all to fund the Red Cross of Japan.
This is more than just a collection of stories to raise money to help those affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami. This book is also a snapshot today's world and the power of social media.
This book came together so quickly; people around the world contributed to this project via technology. A month (almost to the minute) after I heard about the great quake, I was able to download this book to my kindle. As soon as it downloaded, I sat and read the entire book. I couldn't put it down. It's very powerful to me to think of how the book was produced and make reading it all that more poignant.
The quality of the writing is excellent. These are first hand accounts by people who experienced the events. The photos and illustrations show clearly on my Kindle 3. There is an interactive menu (which is always good). The only improvement I might suggest, is to make it so that one can flip between stories using the 5-way controller.
I would recommend this book to everyone. It's the first item to receive a 5 star review from me. In my opinion, it's worth far more than that.
Well done everyone who contributed to this project.
Thousands in the North East were not so lucky. Their stories didn't all end with tears of joy.
As the true horror of the tragedy began to unfold before our eyes, there was a need to find a way to fill that void - this book was the result of that yearning expressed by so many, so often in 140 characters or less. It was uplifting just to watch it unfold and grow on twitter from the germ of an idea into something amazing.
This is not just some charity book. The works in here are touching and empathic, they will transport you through those dark moments of horror and back into hope for the future of this beautiful nation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Moving collection of small stories from many individuals affected by the quake and tsunami. Most are well written though the many different styles were occasionally jarring. Read morePublished 5 months ago by DickGordonCan
Aesthetically pleasing but not much in the way of content. Interesting for those looking at human interest stories.Published 7 months ago by Ryan Wilhelmi
Good information on realities of service interruptions buried in the individual stories. Long walks home, electricity, gasoline, food and water shortages. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you have been to Japan and have been involved with their uniquely indifferent yet compassionate and passionate culture, then you'll relive some of the feelings you've been... Read morePublished 8 months ago by T'ai-chi Tom
Very hard to read, as in how deeply and emotional many of the stories are. But there are many others filled with hope.Published 9 months ago by R. Quesada
I liked the many perspectives from so many people. It is good to get a perspective that isn't from mass media.Published 13 months ago by Tamasha Robertson
It is tragic that it takes suffering to this extend to stop judging and start compassion.
You get a glimpse of people' s suffering, people making difficult decisions,... Read more
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The workaround I used to buy it from The Netherlands (throught the US-Amazon-site) was change the address in my Amazon-account to a non-dutch one. In this case any address is OK, because it's a digital file.
Now I am reading the beautiful and terrible stories...
---Harry from Maastricht---
Apr 13, 2011 by Harry NOTERMANS | See all 6 posts
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