The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
This is one of the hardest books you could read... half way through it. Very important, highly recommend it. Wikipedia has more on the Nanjing massacre. Sadly, the author Iris Chang committed suicide in Los Gatos in November of 2004. She was working on her next book on the Bataan Death March. Heavy stuff. Makes our little world, and the debates we have seem so small and insignificant. Perspective is so important in life. Despite the strife we live in, our generation has had lead a charmed life--we should be thankful.
I am very glad to see that Jason recommended this book. It's shocking to me how few people are aware that this atrocity even took place, and it by all means needs to be known. I found Iris Chang's book extremely moving and at many times found it almost hard to process that these events really happened and that somehow this genocide was allowed to be forgotten. May Iris rest in peace...