The House of Nomura
IN THIS SUMMARY
Alletzhauser produces a skillful re-creation of dramatic conflicts that the Nomura story represents: Nomura versus fate, society, and situation, as well as the conflicts experienced by the majorplayers with themselves and others. Nomura’s story is significant because it mirrors Japan’s rise to global preeminence, but more importantly, it is a primary factor in that phenomenal rise. The author’s descriptions are rich in concrete details and specific images: setting, color, and atmosphere provide a vivid background for the facts of the chronology, and the personal profiles are excellently rendered, appearing as multidimensional protagonists in this historical drama.