Hiroshima Book
Score: 4.5
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Hiroshima


  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593082362

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"A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."

Hiroshima Book
Score: 4.5
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Hiroshima


  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-06-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593080696

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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 Book
Score: 4
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Hiroshima


  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-08-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141982250

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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

Fallout Book
Score: 4
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Fallout


  • Author : Lesley M.M. Blume
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982128517

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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 Book

Hiroshima


  • Author : Ran Zwigenberg
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107071278

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An original and compelling new analysis of Hiroshima's place within the global development of Holocaust and World War II memory.

Hiroshima Book

Hiroshima


  • Author : Andrew J. Rotter
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-02-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191577918

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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 Book
Score: 3
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Hiroshima


  • Author : Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 1996-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 0316831247

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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 Age of Hiroshima Book

The Age of Hiroshima


  • Author : Michael D. Gordin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691193458

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A multifaceted portrait of the Hiroshima bombing and its many legacies On August 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city's destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war and peace, the past and the present, and science and ethics. The Age of Hiroshima traces these complex legacies, exploring how the meanings of Hiroshima have reverberated across the decades and around the world. Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry bring together leading scholars from disciplines ranging from international relations and political theory to cultural history and science and technology studies, who together provide new perspectives on Hiroshima as both a historical event and a cultural phenomenon. As an event, Hiroshima emerges in the flow of decisions and hard choices surrounding the bombing and its aftermath. As a phenomenon, it marked a revolution in science, politics, and the human imagination—the end of one age and the dawn of another. The Age of Hiroshima reveals how the bombing of Hiroshima gave rise to new conceptions of our world and its precarious interconnectedness, and how we continue to live in its dangerous shadow today.

Hiroshima Book
Score: 4
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Hiroshima


  • Author : Clive Lawton
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0763622710

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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 Book

Hiroshima


  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : Gyan Books
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015099187794

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"A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."

Hiroshima Book

Hiroshima


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210008282236

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