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To hell and back : the last train from Hiroshima

Author: Charles R Pellegrino
Publisher: Lanham, : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Series: Asia/Pacific/perspectives
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Draws on the voices of atomic-bomb survivors and the science of forensic archaeology to describe the events and aftermath of two days in August 1945 when nuclear devices detonated over Japan changed life on Earth forever. --Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Japanese
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Pellegrino
ISBN: 9781442250581 1442250585
OCLC Number: 900180244
Notes: Originally published under title: The last train from Hiroshima. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2010.
Description: xv, 413 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The killing star --
Gojira's egg --
Setsuko --
And the rest were neutrinos --
The crazy iris --
Kaiten and the faithful elephants --
A vapor in the heavens --
Threads --
Testament --
Legacy: to fold a thousand paper cranes.
Series Title: Asia/Pacific/perspectives
Other Titles: Last train from Hiroshima
Responsibility: Charles Pellegrino.


To Hell and Back offers readers a stunning, "you are there" time capsule, wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino's scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb survivors make his  Read more...
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I have travelled with Pellegrino to Japan to visit survivors of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, and to consult with officials and historians there. Among that community he is well respected Read more...

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