"I went down in the vaults and saw millions and millions of dollars worth of stuff," Norma Jean Cone wrote in a letter from Tokyo, Japan April 1, 1947. At that time she was the only American woman on a team inventorying the contents of the Bank of Japan vaults right after WWII. Most Americans know very little about the U.S. occupation of Japan after WWII. Also, many 21st C...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by iUniverse.com
(first published 2009)
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This book will allow the reader to dive into Norma Jean Cone's life. The reader will learn interesting facts concerning product costs, what life was like after WWII, some Japanese cuter, and facts about Japan's occupation. The reader will have a hard time putting this book down if he/she is even remotely interest in these topics. There is a constant flow of information told in such a way as to keep the reader interested-combining the life of Norma Jean Cone to historical facts and tidbits.
I really enjoyed this look inside life in Japan just after the end of the war. Norma Jean Cone was one of the first American women to work on inventorying the contents of the Bank of Japan and she paints a lovely picture of her life at work and in the country. http://lettershomethebook.com