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Hiroshima in America : fifty years of denial

Author: Robert Jay Lifton; Greg Mitchell
Publisher: New York : Putnam's Sons, ©1995.
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The use of nuclear weapons on civilian populations has weighed heavily on our national conscience - with profound effects, argue Robert Jay Lifton and Greg Mitchell. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they have written the first book that assesses the political, ethical, and psychological impact of Hiroshima on our nation. The book opens on August 6, 1945, the day of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lifton, Robert Jay, 1926-
Hiroshima in America.
New York : Putnam's Sons, ©1995
(OCoLC)604087660
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jay Lifton; Greg Mitchell
ISBN: 0399140727 9780399140723 0615007090 9780615007090
OCLC Number: 32312339
Notes: "A Grosset/Putnam book."
Description: xviii, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Explaining Hiroshima --
the official narrative --
The announcement --
The official story unfolds --
First breaks in the narrative --
Secrecy and suppression --
Restraining the scientists --
A counter-narrative emerges --
Reasserting the narrative: the Stimson article. pt. 2. Making and defending the decision --
Harry Truman's tragedy --
Influencing Truman --
the psychological field --
Truman himself: the man in the decision --
The afterlife --
Living his own history. pt. 3. Memory and witness --
struggles with history --
Introduction: On historical memory --
American presidents and the lessons of first use --
Defending the bomb: pioneers, pilots and crewmen, veterans --
A different witness: scientists and activists --
The media, the historians, and the illusion of consensus --
Commemorating Hiroshima: the Smithsonian controversy. pt. 4. Hiroshima's legacy --
moral, psychological, political --
Our own nuclear entrapment --
Moral inversion --
Desecration --
National self-betrayal --
Apocalyptic concealment --
American numbing --
Futurelessness and cultural disarray --
Late twentieth century death --
and renewal.
Responsibility: Robert Jay Lifton & Greg Mitchell.

Abstract:

The use of nuclear weapons on civilian populations has weighed heavily on our national conscience - with profound effects, argue Robert Jay Lifton and Greg Mitchell. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they have written the first book that assesses the political, ethical, and psychological impact of Hiroshima on our nation. The book opens on August 6, 1945, the day of the bombing of Hiroshima, with the official statement by President Harry S. Truman, which began our government's extensive distortion of information and management of the news media. The story comes to a climax nearly fifty years later, with an inside view of the recent debacle at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., when a wave of opposition forced the museum to cancel a full exhibit about the atomic bombing and its human effects. Throughout Hiroshima in America, the authors offer a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of what we have lost by our unwillingness to face the truth about Hiroshima. They also present a landmark portrait of Harry Truman and an exploration of the factors that led him to authorize using the bomb, and defend that act for the rest of his life.

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