by George Marshall
With an introduction by Naomi Shohno
This collection of firsthand accounts by hibakusha–survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945–offers a vivid mosaic of what it was actually like to experience nuclear holocaust. The twenty-five essayists represent a cross section of the bombs’ victims: soldiers, doctors and nurses, children, housewives, Koreans taken to Japan for forced labor. Their unadorned narration of what they saw and felt in the summer of 1945, and of its lasting impact on their lives, has a pitiless honesty that renders it a far more damning indictment of nuclear weapons than the most skillfully argued polemic. ‘A heart-searing book’ – The Japan Times.
George Marshall is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister.
Naomi Shohno, D.Sc., is a nuclear physicist.
206 pp. 13.3 x 2.3 x 21 cm (paperback)
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