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Hiroshima's shadow

Author: Kai Bird; Lawrence Lifschultz
Publisher: Stony Creek, Conn. : Pamphleteer's Press, ©1998.
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"Writings on the denial of history and the Smithsonian controversy"--Cover.
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Hiroshima's shadow.
Stony Creek, Conn. : Pamphleteer's Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)605351036
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kai Bird; Lawrence Lifschultz
ISBN: 0963058738 9780963058737 0963058746 9780963058744
OCLC Number: 38921306
Notes: "Preface by Dr. Joseph Rotblat, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize"--Jacket and pbk. coverewaqq.
Description: lxxvii, 584 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface: A social conscience for the nuclear age / Joseph Rotblat --
Introduction: The legend of Hiroshima / Lawrence Lifschultz and Kai Bird --
Hiroshima myths vs. modern scholarship: Historians reassess : did we need to drop the bomb? / Gar Alperovitz ; Did the bomb end the war? / Murray Sayle ; The logic of mass destruction / Mark Selden ; The first nuclear war / Wilfred Burchett ; The decision to use the bombs / P.M.S. Blackett ; New evidence on Truman's decision / Robert L. Messer ; Three attempts to stop the bomb / William Lanouette ; Racing to the finish / Stanley Goldberg ; A postwar myth : 500,000 U.S. lives saved / Barton Bernstein ; The invasion that never was / Adam Goodheart ; The construction of conventional wisdom / Uday Mohan and Sanho Tree --
The early controversy: Seizing the contested terrain of early nuclear history / Barton Bernstein ; The decision to use the atomic bomb / Henry Stimson ; Thank God for the atomic bomb / Paul Fussell ; Hiroshima and modern memory / Martin Sherwin --
The first critics: The horror and the shame / editors of Commonweal ; Victory for what? : the voice of the minority / Paul Boyer ; Leaving the bomb project / Joseph Rotblat ; The atomic bomb and Ahimsa / Mahatma Gandhi ; Between hell and reason / Albert Camus ; The decline to barbarism / Dwight Macdonald ; When cruelty becomes pleasurable / Norman Thomas ; The return To nothingness / Felix Morley ; Our relations to Japan / Reinhold Niebuhr ; Nothing but nihilism / James Martin Gillis ; What hath man wrought! / David Lawrence ; Gentlemen: you are mad! / Lewis Mumford ; John Hersey and the American conscience / Michael Yavenditti ; The "Hiroshima" New Yorker / Mary McCarthy ; The literacy of survival / Norman Cousins ; An opinion on Hiroshima / Edgar R. Smothers ; Has it come to this? / A.J. Muste --
Censoring history at the Smithsonian: The battle of the Enola Gay / Mike Wallace ; Unconditional surrender at the Smithsonian / John Dower ; Memory, myth and history / Martin Sherwin ; The Smithsonian suffers legionnaires disease / Stanley Goldberg ; How the U.S. press missed the target / Tony Capaccio and Uday Mohan ; The war of the op-ed pages --
Shadows: The day Hiroshima disappeared / Shuntaro Hida --
The unsurrendered people / Kenzaburo Oé ; Summer flower / Tamiki Hara ; Hiroshima memories / Hideko Tamura Snider --
Beyond The ashes / Takashi Hiraoka and Hitoshi Motoshima ; Fifty years After Hiroshima / John Rawls --
Documents: The peril of universal death / Albert Einstein & Bertrand Russell ; Atomic warfare & the Christian faith / Federal Council of Churches ; Japan's struggle to end the war / United States Strategic Bombing Survey ; The Grew memo : accept Emperor as post-war constitutional monarch --
The Marshall memo : change the terms of unconditional surrender ; The McCloy diary : Marshall argues restrict first use to military target ; The Leahy diary : prospect of a negotiated surrender ; The Forrestal diary : Japanese peace feelers ; The Magic intercepts : Japanese terms for conditional surrender ; The Stimson memo : prior warning with "ample time" ; The Bissell memo : prospects for Japan's surrender ; The Forrestal diary : McCloy's dissent on the Emperor & prior warning ; The Truman diary : Soviet entry means Japanese are "fini" ; The McCloy diary : warning, surrender & Truman's "big red apple" ; The Brown diary : August 3rd Byrnes acknowledges Japan "looking For peace" ; The Stimson diary : the Soviets & the S-I master card ; The July 17th petition of Manhattan Project scientists ; A note on the July 17th petition / William Lanouette --
Epilogue: The World Court opinion / Lawrence Lifschultz.
Other Titles: Writings on the denial of history and the Smithsonian controversy
Responsibility: edited by Kai Bird and Lawrence Lifschultz.

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