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Hiroshima

Author : John Hersey
ISBN : 9780679721031
Genre : History
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The classic tale of the day the first atom bomb was dropped offers a haunting evocation of the memories of survivors and an appeal to the conscience of humanity

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 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.

Hiroshima

Author : Clive Lawton
ISBN : 0763622710
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides an historical account of the events surrounding the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 during World War II, discussing the long term repercussions and the overall results from a military standpoint.

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.

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

Author : Michael Burgan
ISBN : 0761446532
Genre : History
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History is shaped by events and people. Through studying history we come to understand how things change, learn to grasp the factors that cause this change, and begin to understand what parts of society remain constant despite change. Each title in Perspectives On investigates an historical event and includes, with the help of primary sources such as eyewitness accounts and commentary, differing viewpoints of each event. Factors leading up to the event, and the event's effect on the culture and people at that time, will be explored, as well as the event's lasting effects and historical significance.

Hiroshima Bridge To Forgiveness

Author : Takashi Tanemori
ISBN : 9780981753218
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness is the journey of Takashi Tanemori, the son of a Samurai, from the ashes of postwar Japan to new life and purpose. Takashi was less than one mile from ground zero when the first atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, claiming his parents, two sisters and his father’s grandparents. As an orphan, he was rejected in his homeland, and emigrated to the United States, along the way suffering physical and emotional cruelty. Through kind acts, he started rebuilding his life. Though he became a Christian minister, Takashi was unable to conquer the prejudice of his congregations, and his struggles led to severe health challenges. An epiphany inspired Takashi to devote himself to promote “Peace through Forgiveness” and to help future generations live in Heiwa - - peace, with harmony and equality.

Hiroshima

Author : Stewart Ross
ISBN : 9781625133540
Genre : Atomic bomb
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Written in British English, Hiroshima tells the story of how the Japanese port city of Hiroshima came to be the target of the world's first nuclear attack.

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