Hiroshima Nagasaki by Paul Ham Book

Hiroshima Nagasaki by Paul Ham Book


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Hiroshima Nagasaki 



"We have discoved the most terrible bomb in the history of the world"
President Harry Truman

Australian author Paul Ham examines the bomb, the disaster of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, seeing new witness from the eyes that
were there.

The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly, mostly women, children and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet the bombs were "our least abhorrent choice," American leaders claimed at the time and still today most people believe they ended the Pacific War and saved millions of American and Japanese lives.

Ham challenges this view, arguing that the bombings, when Japan was on its knees, were the culmination of a strategic Allied air war on enemy civilians that began in Germany and had till then exacted its most horrific death tolls in Dresden and Tokyo. He gives powerful witness to the bomb's destruction through the eyes of eighty survivors, from 12-year-olds forced to work in war factories to wives and children who faced it alone, reminding us that these two cities were full of ordinary people who suddenly, out of a clear blue summer's sky, felt the sun fall on their heads.

Data sheet

Book Condition:
No major problems very much as new quality
Total Pages:
Publication Date:
2011 1st edition
Dimensions in mm :
155 x 240 x 55
Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB):
Heavy Hard Boards

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