Message to Adolf, Part 1

Message to Adolf, Part 1

by Osamu Tezuka

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Message to Adolf, Part 1 by Osamu Tezuka

Originally serialized in the '80s in newsmagazine WEEKLY BUNSHUN in the first
such attempt by comics master Osamu Tezuka, the magnum opus from the last
decade of his momentous career returns in two hardcover installments and a new
translation.

A graveyard in contemporary Israel has an unlikely visitor. The elderly
gentleman from Japan, a former news correspondent, lays a bouquet of flowers
at the tomb of one Adolf Kamil. For he remembers the tale of three Adolfs: Kamil,
a Jew who grew up in Kobe, Japan, the son of a baker; Kaufmann, only child of a
German consul stationed at that port city and his Japanese wife; and the Fuhrer
with whom the Far Eastern nation made common cause.

A briskly paced political thriller, in this first part MESSAGE TO ADOLF takes
us from the Nazi propaganda victory of the 1936 Berlin Olympics to the ravaging
flames and atrocities of World War II. The disastrous education of Adolf Kaufmann
in the ways and prerogatives of the master race begins.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945054068
Publisher: Kodansha USA
Publication date: 06/08/2016
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 648
Sales rank: 1,023,880
File size: 394 MB
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About the Author

Osamu Tezuka (1928-89) is the godfather of Japanese manga comics. He originally intended to become a doctor and earned his degree before turning to what was then a medium for children. His many early masterpieces include the series known in the U.S. as Astro Boy. With his sweeping vision, deftly interwined plots, feel for the workings of power, and indefatigable commitment to human dignity, Tezuka elevated manga to an art form. The later Tezuka, who authored Buddha, often had in mind the mature readership that manga gained in the sixties and that had only grown ever since. The Kurosawa of Japanese pop culture, Osamu Tezuka is a twentieth century classic.

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