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Southern cross : a novel of the South Seas with a review of stories in pictures from earliest times

Author: Laurence Hyde; Rockwell Kent; Joseph Simon; Ward Ritchie Press,
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : The Ward Ritchie Press, [Los Angeles, California] : The Ward Ritchie Press, [1951] November, 1951. ©1951
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This is not the story of Bikini but is, of course, a work of fiction ... The story was certainly inspired by the evacuation of Bikini Island but for a full and, as far as I know, truthful account of what happened there, you will have to read 'No place to hide' by David Bradley, a fine book by an expert eye-witness ... It did occur to me that Bikini was, in a sense, a microcosm of the world-to-be if civilized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Historical fiction
Artists' books
Wood-engraving
Stories without words
Comic books, strips, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Hyde; Rockwell Kent; Joseph Simon; Ward Ritchie Press,
OCLC Number: 4446177
Notes: A graphic novel of wood-engravings by Laurence Hyde, based on the events surrounding Operation Crossroads in the Marshall Islands in 1946.
Letterpress printed from the original wood engravings. Thirteen sewn signatures bound in black paper over boards with red and yellow head bands, red cloth spine, and red illustration relief printed on the front cover. Title, author's name, and publisher are stamped in gilt on the spine. Text is letterpress printed.
Description: 255 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Responsibility: told in wood engravings by Laurence Hyde ; introduction by Rockwell Kent.

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"This is not the story of Bikini but is, of course, a work of fiction ... The story was certainly inspired by the evacuation of Bikini Island but for a full and, as far as I know, truthful account of what happened there, you will have to read 'No place to hide' by David Bradley, a fine book by an expert eye-witness ... It did occur to me that Bikini was, in a sense, a microcosm of the world-to-be if civilized humanity, for the last time, failed to live up to its name. It would appear that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not enough. The dreary demonstration of what man can really do when he puts his full powers to work on the problem of self-destruction, seemed to me to contain material enough for a work of fiction that could yet contain enough truth, enough sober warning, to justify its presentation to the public"--Pages 5-6.

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