The Rape of Nanking is a gut wrenching story of the Japanese rape, torture and murder of the Chinese population of Nanking, China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It is difficult to put this book into words. What I can say is that there has never been a book that has disgusted me and hit me so hard in the stomach. Of all the history books I have read, this is easily at the top of my must-read list. This is not a book you will want to read, but it is a book you have to read.
Relates an account of the 1937 massacre of 250,000 Chinese civilians in Nanking by the invading Japanese military, a carnage for which the Japanese government has never admitted responsibility.