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Hiroshima, Nagasaki : the real story of the atomic bombings and their aftermath

Author: Paul Ham
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"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."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ham
ISBN: 9781250047113 1250047110 9780857521057 0857521055 9781448126279 1448126274
OCLC Number: 857982181
Description: ix, 629 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Winter 1945 --
Two cities --
Feuersturm --
President --
Atom --
The Manhattan Project --
Spring 1945 --
The Target Committee --
Japan defeated --
Unconditional surrender --
Trinity --
Potsdam --
Mokusatsu --
Summer 1945 --
Tinian Island --
Augusta --
Hiroshima, 6 August 1945 --
Invasion --
Nagasaki, 9 August 1945 --
Surrender --
Reckoning --
Hibakusha --
Why --
Dead heat.
Responsibility: Paul Ham.

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The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly, mostly women, children and the elderly. This title gives witness to its destruction through the eyes of eighty  Read more...

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"[A] vivid, comprehensive and quietly furious account...Paul Ham brings new tools to the job, unearthing fresh evidence of a deeply disturbing sort. He has a magpie eye for the telling detail" -- Ben Read more...

 
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