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Renewal at the Place of Black Tears Soft Cover

by Jerry Kaufman

Renewal at the Place of Black Tears explores Hawaii's most visited public attraction in a whole new way.

The "black tears" are the oil droplets surfacing from the sunken USS Arizona. Renewal is the story inspired by three unifying strands from the Memorial weaved together: (1) the Tree of Life, a universal symbol of renewal, designed into the steel and concrete structure of the Memorial, (2) the words and deeds of Zenji Abe, former Japanese dive-bomber pilot and Richard Fiske, former Marine bugler on the USS West Virginia, former enemy combatants at Pearl Harbor who became friends in the later years of their lives at the Memorial, and (3) a striking iconic "oil on water" Tree of Life image photographed at the Memorial by the author.

Softcover. 32 pages. Book measures 12" long and 9.2" high.

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Perfect

Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.