Couldn’t Put It Down
Risa Shimoda and Bob Fleshner combined history and narrative to flesh out Midori Shimoda’s early, difficult years and make him come to life. The idea that taking beautiful nature photographs could be interpreted as potential hostile actions is so foreign as to be laughable. This young man’s superb qualities, talents and demeanor enabled him to impress even his captors. Throughout his internment and the twists of his encounters with the FBI, he never lost his ambition to be successful New York photographer. His story his profound, gripping and totally admirable. The book is a delight to read. It was a disappointment to see it end.