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Hiroshima

Author : John Hersey
ISBN : 9780141982250
Genre : History
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'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's spare, devastating report on the attack was first published in the New Yorker in 1946. Written in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, it chronicles what happened through the eyes of six civilians who survived against the odds. It is a classic piece of journalism, and a defining moment of the nuclear age. 'One of the most powerful writers of modern times' Washington Post

Hiroshima

Author : John Hersey
ISBN : 8087888820
Genre : Atomic bomb
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John Richard Hersey (1914-1993), a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and Mew Journalist. A 36-member panel under the aegis of New York University's journalism department judged "Hiroshima" the finest piece of journalism of the 20th century.

Hiroshima

Author : John Hersey
ISBN : 092389165X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First published in The New Yorker, August 1946.

Hiroshima

Author : Ronald Takaki
ISBN : 0316831247
Genre : History
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The bombing of Hiroshima was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century, yet this controversial question remains unresolved. At the time, General Dwight Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, and chief of staff Admiral William Leahy all agreed that an atomic attack on Japanese cities was unnecessary. All of them believed that Japan had already been beaten and that the war would soon end. Was the bomb dropped to end the war more quickly? Or did it herald the start of the Cold War? In his probing new study, prizewinning historian Ronald Takaki explores these factors and more. He considers the cultural context of race - the ways in which stereotypes of the Japanese influenced public opinion and policymakers - and also probes the human dimension. Relying on top secret military reports, diaries, and personal letters, Takaki relates international policies to the individuals involved: Los Alamos director J. Robert Oppenheimer, Secretary of State James Byrnes, Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, and others... but above all, Harry Truman.

Hiroshima

Author : Laurence Yep
ISBN : 0590208330
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Based on real accounts by Hiroshima survivors, the fictional story of twelve-year-old Sachi follows her witness to the devastation in her city as a result of the bombing and describes her healing process as she helps to rebuild her home. Reprint.

Hiroshima

Author : Andrew J. Rotter
ISBN : 9780191577918
Genre : History
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The US decision to drop an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 remains one of the most controversial events of the twentieth century. However, the controversy over the rights and wrongs of dropping the bomb has tended to obscure a number of fundamental and sobering truths about the development of this fearsome weapon. The principle of killing thousands of enemy civilians from the air was already well established by 1945 and had been practised on numerous occasions by both sides during the Second World War. Moreover, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was conceived and built by an international community of scientists, not just by the Americans. Other nations (including Japan and Germany) were also developing atomic bombs in the first half of the 1940s, albeit hapharzardly. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine any combatant nation foregoing the use of the bomb during the war had it been able to obtain one. The international team of scientists organized by the Americans just got there first. As this fascinating new history shows, the bomb dropped by a US pilot that hot August morning in 1945 was in many ways the world's offspring, in both a technological and a moral sense. And it was the world that would have to face its consequences, strategically, diplomatically, and culturally, in the years ahead.

Hiroshima

Author : Richard A. Minear
ISBN : 069100837X
Genre : History
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Three survivors of Hiroshima bear witness to the horrific event in prose and poetry

The Atomic Bombings Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Author : J. Poolos
ISBN : 9780791097380
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the events preceding and during the atomic bomb attacks on Japan in 1945 that effectively ended World War II.

Death In Life

Author : Robert Jay Lifton
ISBN : 9780807882894
Genre : History
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In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understand--and be motivated to avoid--nuclear war. This compassionate treatment is a significant contribution to the atomic age.

Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Author : Frank Barnaby
ISBN : 9781135209865
Genre : History
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Fify-three years ago the first nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They killed some 250,000 poeple. A distinguished group of contributors examine the background and effects of the bombing and look at the lessons for a world which harbours 45,000 nuclear warheads.

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