Nagasaki

Nagasaki

Life After Nuclear War

Book - 2015
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On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, a small port city on Japan's southernmost island. An estimated 74,000 people died within the first five months, and another 75,000 were injured. Published on the seventieth anniversary of the bombing, Nagasaki takes readers from the morning of the bombing to the city today, telling the first-hand experiences of five survivors, all of whom were teenagers at the time of the devastation.
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780670025626
Characteristics: xix, 416 pages :,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,24 cm

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rpavlacic
Jun 10, 2016

Frightening but important book about the Nagasaki bombing and its aftereffects, told through the eyes of five of the survivors. Interesting is the fact that the city had a substantial foreign population, as well as a whole section of the city that was Christian. What are mind-boggling is the extent to which the Japanese and American governments collaborated to cover up the true extent of the effects of radiation on the population of the city. and the repeated attempts by American veterans to fight against setting up any "balanced" exhibitions that would have told the story from both sides, particularly at the Smithsonian. This book is a good addition to the cries of "never again" when it comes to using nuclear devices as a tool of war.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 05, 2016

A book that removes the layers of shame, pride, and decades of censorship, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War takes a fresh look at the bomb that “ended the war.”

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deathbird
Jan 29, 2016

Must read book. Everyone should read it.

joenarkin3 Sep 18, 2015

Haunting, but beautifully written, history of the Nagasaki nuclear bomb explosion and the aftermath as told through the stories of five grievously wounded survivors.

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