Nagasaki

Nagasaki

Life After Nuclear War

Book - 2015
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Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, a riveting narrative of human resilience, told through first-hand experiences of five survivors, reveals the physical, emotional and social challenges of post-atomic life.
Publisher: New York, NY : Viking, [2015]
ISBN: 9780670025626
0670025623
Branch Call Number: 940.5425 SOUTHAR
Characteristics: xix, 389 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Life after nuclear war

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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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