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Hiroshima in history and memory

Author: Michael J Hogan
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
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This collection of essays surveys the Hiroshima story from the American decision to drop the first atomic bomb to the recent controversy over the Enola Gay exhibit in Washington, DC. The collection  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Hogan
ISBN: 9780521562065 0521562066 0521566827 9780521566827
OCLC Number: 466874831
Description: xiv, 238 s. : illustrations
Contents: Illustrations; Preface; The authors; 1. Hiroshima in history and memory: an introduction Michael J. Hogan; 2. The decision to use the bomb: a historiographical update J. Samuel Walker; 3. Understanding the atomic bomb and the Japanese surrender: missed opportunities, little-known near disasters and modern memory Barton J. Bernstein; 4. Japan's delayed surrender: a reinterpretation Herbert P. Bix; 5. The bombed: Hiroshimas and Nagasakis in Japanese memory John W. Dower; 6. Exotic resonances: Hiroshima in American memory Paul Boyer; 7. The quest for a peace culture: the A-bomb survivors' long struggle and the new movement for redressing foreign victims of Japan's war Seiitsu Tachibana; 8. History, collective memory and the decision to use the bomb J. Samuel Walker; 8. The Enola Gay controversy: history, memory and the politics of presentation Michael J. Hogan.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Hogan


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