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#Tokyo45: The Final Days of World War II (Hashtag Histories)

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What if……..there had been Social Media during World War II?

The compelling story of the final days of World War II told in the form of Twitter feeds and actual statements by the main participants.

The story begins with the capture of the strategic Japanese island of Okinawa and follows the thoughts and actions of the main participants through planning the invasion of mainl
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Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published December 16th 2013
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Charles Ray
Dec 12, 2014 Charles Ray rated it really liked it
What if there’d been social media during World War II? An interesting question given the pervasiveness of social media in today’s world, and one that author Philip Gibson has tried to answer in #Tokyo45, another in his Hashtag Histories; books about historical events told through social media postings. The author provided me a free review copy of #Tokyo45.
The book begins with the capture of Okinawa and, using historical materials, follows the thoughts and actions of the main protagonists in a se
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Brian Bigelow
Sep 23, 2014 Brian Bigelow rated it really liked it
This book is created with an interesting concept. What if Twitter had existed in 1945? The entire book consists of Tweets as a result and in many cases it's what actually was said or written down. I found it a bit disjointed at first to read and then I got used to it. A few places it seems a bit repetitive too.
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History told by hashtag, how clever. I had my doubts but got the book and enjoyed reading this easy to understand history. Will read other books by Philip Gibson.
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