To hell and back the last train from hiroshima
The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back by Charles PellegrinoSeventy years ago the United States dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing unfathomable devastation and loss lo lives. Any book that uses the testimony from actual people who survived or witnessed this destruction and does not focus on the political always proves to have more of an impact. At least for me. There are pictures now in my head that will never leaves, passages I have read that I will not forget.
The author goes int depth of what the actual waves of the bomb did to a person, to the buildings and why it missed some who were so close but survived. Some of this was confusing to me though I felt the author patiently tried to relate this message in simpler terms, I just dont have much of a technical mindset. All in all a memorable, well written book , a book about a time I hope will never come again.
ARC from NetGalley.
Why the Japanese Military wanted to fight on after(!) the 2nd Nuke (feat. D.M. Giangreco)
The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back
Drawing on the voices of atomic-bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and aftermath of two days in August when nuclear devices detonated over Japan changed life on Earth forever. Charles Pellegr. Thirty people are known to have fled Hiroshima for Nagasaki—where they arrived just in time to survive the second bomb. One of them, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the only person who experienced the full effects of the cataclysm at ground zero both times. The second time, the blast effects were diverted around the stairwell in which Yamaguchi had been standing, placing him and a few others in a shock coccoon that offered protection, while the entire building disappeared around them.
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Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item The virtue of [this book] is the reminder of just how horrible nuclear weapons are. After the atomic devastation of Aug. We will be safe there. Recounting graphically detailed stories of the hibakusha exposed , including double survivors who experienced the bombings of both cities, the author conjures a hellish landscape: we see "flash-burned" images on roads, people dissolving into gas and desiccated carbon, a man seemingly tap-dancing on feetless legs, and men, women, and children "degloved," their skin pulled off by the wind.