"Showa: A History of Japan, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shigeru Mizuki. A semi autobiographical work, this manga describes the author's experiences growing up during the Shōwa period. The author is a veteran of the Japanese army, but his series is filled with critical views of Japanese and American militarism." This is a really great book and a great insight from someone who had lived through this time in Japanese history. Give it a read here.