Jiro's Dream

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 review
Jiro Shimada arrives in San Francisco, July 1937, a dejected young man. His lifelong dream of becoming a navy fighter pilot has been thwarted. Given the likelihood of being conscripted into the army as a foot soldier, arrangements are made for Jiro to participate in a work/study program to be conducted in America. So his dream must wait, but not for long.... More
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  • Category: Fiction » Historical » General
  • Words: 132,900
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781452474588
About Philip Groves

Seldom one to take the direct route to any destination, Philip Groves worked at many jobs over a generation of time while his first novel traveled from his imagination to the written word. His love of automobiles and aviation persisted in the background while he served as a field technician, student, writer, salesman, and civil servant. Mr. Groves graduated from the University of Maryland. He also published a non-fiction investment primer entitled Hard Cash. He lives in South Florida.

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Sunny Collins reviewed on Nov. 20, 2009

"Jiro's Dream" is an important work, monumental in scope in that it covers WWII and informs of the Japanese culture. But in presenting the main character,Jiro,--as the author does with skill and depth--we enjoy the human component present. History buffs and people who just enjoy a good read will love this compelling book!
Sunny Kreis Collins,
Palm Desert, CA
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
none reviewed on Nov. 20, 2009
(no rating)
"Jiro's Dream"
This is a very good book. Well written and entertaining. It has happy, and sad moments, with some hilarious nostalgia thrown in. This is about the time period before, throughout, and after WWII. Written from a young Japanese’s point of view, I gained a real education in Japanese culture. I loved the book. It was hard to put down and to not continue reading straight through; it had me hooked.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)

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