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Hiroshima in America A study of the events surrounding the Hiroshima bombing focuses on its affects in America considering the cover up efforts by the government and linking the bombing to current insensitivities toward

  • Title: Hiroshima in America
  • Author: Robert Jay Lifton Greg Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780380727643
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hiroshima in America By Robert Jay Lifton Greg Mitchell, A study of the events surrounding the Hiroshima bombing focuses on its affects in America, considering the cover up efforts by the government and linking the bombing to current insensitivities toward violence.

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    1. This is the book I ve been searching for my entire life.I ve repeatedly heard about how the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary evils They ended a war and, so, ultimately saved a million lives Sometimes this story is told so closely in conjunction with Pearl Harbor that it feels like nothing else happened in the Pacific theater of WWII And it even feels like, You bombed us, We bombed you back even bigger All of this has always just ripped me up inside There s here A bigger st [...]

    2. I wonder if I should sit on this a while and craft a temperate review however, this book was written to fuel emotions, and so I will write from that heated place I can always edit this later, but I also know no one will probably read this, and since I m lonely and loveless and headed for an early grave, why not be honest over benign With the sword of Damocles hanging over all of us, and madmen morons in charge of tremendous power, this book is sadly still vitally important, and the strong use o [...]

    3. As is usual, I ll just point out some of the highlights of the book.HirohitoA Gallup poll, probably in 1945, revealed that 70% of Americans wanted Hirohito punished, by exile, imprisonment, or execution He wasn t, of course the US government wanted to use him to help keep the Japanese population in line More atomic bombsThe book says that many Americans wanted atomic bombs to be used, and that another bomb was scheduled to be ready in about a week the targets for the next attack were cities fou [...]

    4. A Gallup poll, probably in 1945, revealed that 70% of Americans wanted Hirohito punished, by exile, imprisonment, or execution He wasn t, of course the US government wanted to use him to help keep the Japanese population in lineThe book says that many Americans wanted atomic bombs to be used, and that another bomb was scheduled to be ready in about a week the targets for the next attack were cities four to ten times larger than Hiroshima and Nagasaki Unfortunately, the book does not name the ci [...]

    5. Hiroshima in America is a book with the purpose to inform Through reading this novel you see the feelings that came from America during the time when the bomb dropped Mitchell and Lifton give you a lot of information about what happened in America, and how government officials tried to hide it from the public Their purpose was to inform you that a lot went on in America too, that Japan was not the only country with worries The theme of the book was insensitivity The authors talked about their fe [...]

    6. I am glad that I discovered this 1995 book 15 years late If I had read it in 1995, I might have become discouraged about other World War II era atomic history books, and never read them The author is certainly very much in the camp with those who think we should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan in 1945 But, all in all, I m glad that I finally stumbled upon this book It was an uneven read, mostly I think because of the constant editorializing But no library about atomic energy or nuclea [...]

    7. This informative book examines how the government molded public opinion just prior to and after dropping the atomic bombs on Japanese cities The authors discuss the possible myth that millions of lives would be saved by utilizing the bomb, as well as how reporters and doctors were only able to report on accessible areas of the explosion The authors also look at the effect the bomb has had on the generation of Americans that followed its use I found this really interesting.

    8. Well researched, but repeatitive and vague in many places Some good points get covered up in unnecessary detail Over all, the book is stuck trying to find its identity somewhere between narrative, analysis and activism.

    9. This book helped me and a colleague to shape our Atomic Bomb Museum Project back in 1997 How should we remember history was the essential question Our students loved the idea that Hiroshima can be remembered in different ways.

    10. Very educational and eye opening It fails only when it is over reaching in its assumptions of what was going through the minds of the major players.

    11. I love Robert Jay Lifton This was a very fascinating account of the bombing of Hiroshima, the events leading up to it and its ramifications A wonderful combination of history and sociology.

    12. Looks interesting I have lots of Japanese friends and I pray that no one else every has to suffer this kind of war.

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