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Description - Nagasaki by Susan Southard

On August 9th, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki; it killed a third of the population and the survivors, hibakusha, would be affected by the disease and life-altering medical conditions caused by the radiation for the rest of their lives. They were also marked with the stigma of their exposure to radiation, and fears of the consequences for their children. Nagasaki follows the previously unknown stories of five survivors, and their families, from 1945 to the present day. It captures the full range of pain, fear, bravery and compassion unleashed by the destruction of a city. Susan Southard has interviewed the hibakusha over many years and her intimate portraits of their lives show the consequences of nuclear war. Nagasaki tells the neglected story of life after nuclear war and will help shape public debate over one of the most controversial wartime acts in history. "Does for Nagasaki what John Hersey did for Hiroshima... Takes us beneath the mushroom cloud with harrowing, damning, eloquent intimacy." - John W. Dower, Pulitzer-winning author of Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of WWII "Susan Southard's riveting book tells five survivor's stories from the U.S bombing of Nagasaki. These hibakusha (the "atomic-bomb-affected-people") fought a nuclear war for their entire lives; the only victory is in living long enough to share the experience." - Carlos Lozada.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780285643277
ISBN-10: 0285643274
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Souvenir Press Ltd
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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