Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: John Hersey
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780593082362
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Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: John Hersey
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780593080696
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Release: 2019-06-05
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times). Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told. His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: John Hersey
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780679721031
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Release: 1989
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Nagasaki

Hiroshima Nagasaki
Author: Paul Ham
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781466847477
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Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: Macmillan
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this harrowing history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Paul Ham argues against the use of nuclear weapons, drawing on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to prove that the bombings had little impact on the eventual outcome of the Pacific War. More than 100,000 people were killed instantly by the atomic bombs, mostly women, children, and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet American leaders claimed the bombs were "our least abhorrent choice"—and still today most people believe they ended the Pacific War and saved millions of American and Japanese lives. In this gripping narrative, Ham demonstrates convincingly that misunderstandings and nationalist fury on both sides led to the use of the bombs. Ham also gives powerful witness to its destruction through the eyes of eighty survivors, from twelve-year-olds forced to work in war factories to wives and children who faced the holocaust alone. Hiroshima Nagasaki presents the grisly unadorned truth about the bombings, blurred for so long by postwar propaganda, and transforms our understanding of one of the defining events of the twentieth century.

Hiroshima Diary

Hiroshima Diary
Author: Michihiko Hachiya, M.D.
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9780807873557
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Release: 2011-12-01
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness. His compelling diary was originally published by the UNC Press in 1955, with the help of Dr. Warner Wells of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who was a surgical consultant to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and who became a friend of Dr. Hachiya. In a new foreword, John Dower reflects on the enduring importance of the diary fifty years after the bombing.

Hiroshima in History and Memory

Hiroshima in History and Memory
Author: Michael J Hogan,Michael J. Hogan
Pages: 238
ISBN: 0521566827
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Release: 1996-03-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of essays surveys the Hiroshima story.

Hiroshima Traces

Hiroshima Traces
Author: Lisa Yoneyama
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780520085879
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Release: 1999-05-16
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Remembering Hiroshima, the city obliterated by the world's first nuclear attack, has been a complicated and intensely politicized process, as we learn from Lisa Yoneyama's sensitive investigation of the "dialectics of memory." She explores unconventional texts and dimensions of culture involved in constituting Hiroshima memories—including history textbook controversies, discourses on the city's tourism and urban renewal projects, campaigns to preserve atomic ruins, survivors' testimonial practices, ethnic Koreans' narratives on Japanese colonialism, and the feminized discourse on peace—in order to illuminate the politics of knowledge about the past and present. In the way battles over memories have been expressed as material struggles over the cityscape itself, we see that not all share the dominant remembering of Hiroshima's disaster, with its particular sense of pastness, nostalgia, and modernity. The politics of remembering, in Yoneyama's analysis, is constituted by multiple and contradictory senses of time, space, and positionality, elements that have been profoundly conditioned by late capitalism and intensifying awareness of post-Cold War and postcolonial realities. Hiroshima Traces, besides clarifying the discourse surrounding this unforgotten catastrophe, reflects on questions that accompany any attempts to recover marginalized or silenced experiences. At a time when historical memories around the globe appear simultaneously threatening and in danger of obliteration, Yoneyama asks how acts of remembrance can serve the cause of knowledge without being co-opted and deprived of their unsettling, self-critical qualities.

Peace Tree from Hiroshima

Peace Tree from Hiroshima
Author: Sandra Moore
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781462917235
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Release: 2015-07-14
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

**Winner of the 2015 Gelett Burgess Award for Best Intercultural Book** **Winner of the 2015 Silver Evergreen Medal for World Peace** This true children's story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima, that lived with the same family in the Japanese city of Hiroshima for more than 300 years before being donated to the National Arboretum in Washington DC in 1976 as a gesture of friendship between America and Japan to celebrate the American Bicentennial. From the Book: "In 1625, when Japan was a land of samurai and castles, I was a tiny pine seedling. A man called Itaro Yamaki picked me from the forest where I grew and took me home with him. For more than three hundred years, generations of the Yamaki family trimmed and pruned me into a beautiful bonsai tree. In 1945, our household survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In 1976, I was donated to the National Arboretum in Washington D.C., where I still live today—the oldest and perhaps the wisest tree in the bonsai museum."

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: Laurence Yep
Pages: 56
ISBN: 0590208330
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Release: 1995
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Hiroshima
Author: Clive Lawton
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0763622710
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Release: 2004
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Fallout

Fallout
Author: Lesley M.M. Blume
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781982128517
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century—the true effects of the atom bomb—potentially saving millions of lives. Just days after the United States decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US government and military had begun a secret propaganda and information suppression campaign to hide the devastating nature of these experimental weapons. The cover-up intensified as Occupation forces closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing leaks about the horrific long-term effects of radiation which would kill thousands during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked—until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and managed to report the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the story secret—even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published “Hiroshima” in August 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the hellish new threat that America had unleashed. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war partly because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved—and can still save—the world.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: Ronald Takaki
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0316831247
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Release: 1996-09-01
Editor: Back Bay Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Death in Life

Death in Life
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Pages: 606
ISBN: 9780807882894
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Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Soul Remembers Hiroshima

A Soul Remembers Hiroshima
Author: Dolores Cannon
Pages: 167
ISBN: 9780963277664
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Release: 1993
Editor: Ozark Mountain Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The persistent memory of a horrible death, that reached across time and space, and caused a 22 year old American girl to seek past-life therapy, revealed the dramatic story of a Japanese man who was killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. There have been many stories of pain, death and destruction told by survivors of the Hiroshima bombing. This is the eyewitness account of one who did not survive!This case revealed startling information about the Japanese side of the war. Research into the bombing also revealed terrible truths that the public was not aware of at the time of this dramatic ending of World War II.

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour
Author: Marguerite Duras
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780802190611
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Release: 2015-06-30
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The award-winning screenplay for the classic film the New York Post hailed as “overwhelming . . . a motion picture landmark.” One of the most influential works in the history of cinema, Alain Renais’s Hiroshima Mon Amour gathered international acclaim upon its release in 1959 and was awarded the International Critics’ Prize at the Cannes Film festival and the New York Film Critics’ Award. Ostensibly the story of a love affair between a Japanese architect and a French actress visiting Japan to make a film on peace, Hiroshima Mon Amour is a stunning exploration of the influence of war on both Japanese and French culture and the conflict between love and inhumanity.

Masako s Story

Masako s Story
Author: Kikuko Otake
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781463443368
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Release: 2011-12-28
Editor: Author House
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

On August 6, 1945, when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the Furuta family was living one mile away from the hypocenter. Five year old Kikuko, her mother, Masako, and her two brothers barely escaped with their lives. However, their soldier father was not so fortunate. Masako never talked about her family's experiences on that day and the grim days following the bombing. Then one day, Masako started to talk about what happened—breaking a silence of nearly fifty years. Written by Kikuko (Furuta) Otake, now a retired assistant professor of Japanese in the United States, Masako's story is a collection of prose-poetry, based on the true story of her family's tragedy. It is written with an "Objectivist" lineation similar in its understated power to Charles Reznikoff's Testimony. Kikuko Otake's Masako's Story is a powerful addition to the literature of the Atomic Bomb, and yet more evidence that we should all work together to stop the Nuclear madness.

Surviving Hiroshima

Surviving Hiroshima
Author: Anthony Drago,Douglas Wellman
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781608082377
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: BQB Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On August 6, 1945, 22-year-old Kaleria Pachikoff was doing pre-breakfast chores when a blinding flash lit the sky over Hiroshima, Japan. A moment later, everything went black as the house collapsed on her and her family. Their world, and everyone else's, changed as the first atomic bomb was detonated over a city. From Russian nobility, the Palchikoff's barely escaped death at the hands of Bolshevik revolutionaries until her father, a White Russian officer, hijacked a ship to take them to safety in Hiroshima. Safety was short lived. Her father, a talented musician, established a new life for the family, but the outbreak of World War II created a cloud of suspicion that led to his imprisonment and years of deprivation for his family. After the bombing, trapped in the center of previously unimagined devastation, Kaleria summoned her strength to come to the aid of bomb victims, treating the never-before seen effects of radiation. Fluent in English, Kaleria was soon recruited to work with Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s occupation forces in a number of secretarial positions until the family found a new life in the United States. Heavily based on quotes from Kaleria's memoirs written immediately after World War II, and transcripts of United States Army Air Force interviews with her, her story is an emotional, and sometime chilling, story of courage and survival in the face of one of history’s greatest catastrophes.

HIROSHIMA

HIROSHIMA
Author: 那須正幹
Pages: 69
ISBN: 483401200X
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The spirit of Taro, one of the young boys who saw the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb used in World War II, will guide you through the story of Hiroshima. [title page]

The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb

The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb
Author: Michael Kort
Pages: 435
ISBN: 0231130163
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Release: 2007
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"These primary source documents comprise the largest part of this volume. They are organized into seven categories: American civilian documents, American military documents, MAGIC diplomatic summaries, Japanese government and military documents and diary entries, Japanese surrender documents, the United States Strategic Bombing Survey Summary Report and Interrogations of Japanese Officials, and Statements of Japanese Officials on World War II compiled by the Military Intelligence Section of the United States Army."--BOOK JACKET.

Teach Us to Live

Teach Us to Live
Author: Diana Wickes Roose
Pages: 143
ISBN: 096480428X
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Release: 2007
Editor: Intentional Productions
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"Eleven Hibakusha - survivors of August 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - relate their first-hand experience of the blast and its impact on their lives. Each pleads for abolishing nuclear weapons and promoting peace. Includes original art an