WWII: Pacific Theater > Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1945-08-06 -- 1945-08-09

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    Hiroshima by John Hersey

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city. This book tells what happened on that day, told through the memoirs of survivors.

Year: 1946
Genre: Bombing of Hiroshima and NagasakiNew Journalism

    Enola Gay and the Court of History by Robert P. Newman

In this hard-hitting, thoroughly researched, and crisply argued book, award-winning historian Robert P. Newman offers a fresh perspective on the dispute over President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan in World War II. Newman's argument centers on the controversy that erupted around the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) exhibit of Enola Gay in 1995.

Year: 2004
Genre: Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The Enola Gay by Norman Polmar

The world entered the atomic age in August 1945, when the B-29 Superfortress nicknamed Enola Gay flew some 1,500 miles from the island of Tinian and dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The "Little Boy" bomb exploded with the force of 12.5 kilotons of TNT, nearly destroying the city. Three days later, another B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The Japanese government, which had been preparing a bloody defense against an invasion, surrendered six days later.

Year: 2004
Genre: Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Hiroshima Nagasaki by Paul Ham

In this harrowing history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Paul Ham argues against the use of nuclear weapons, drawing on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to prove that the bombings had little impact on the eventual outcome of the Pacific War. In this gripping narrative, Ham demonstrates convincingly that misunderstandings and nationalist fury on both sides led to the use of the bombs. Ham also gives powerful witness to its destruction through the eyes of eighty survivors, from twelve-year-olds forced to work in war factories to wives and children who faced the holocaust alone. Hiroshima Nagasaki presents the grisly unadorned truth about the bombings, blurred for so long by postwar propaganda, and transforms our understanding of one of the defining events of the twentieth century.

Year: 2015
Genre: Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Andrew Langley

Hoping to finally end World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. Three days later, the U.S. dropped another massive bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. The result was total devastation. Within seconds of the blasts, more than 120,000 men, women and children died. T

Year: 2017
Genre: Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Fallout by Lesley M. M. Blume

Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century--the true effects of the atom bomb--potentially saving millions of lives.

Year: 2020
Genre: Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1946Hiroshima by John Hersey New Journalism, Japan, Non-Fiction
2004Enola Gay and the Court of History by Robert P. Newman Non-Fiction
2004The Enola Gay by Norman Polmar Non-Fiction
The B-29 That Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
2015Hiroshima Nagasaki by Paul Ham Non-Fiction
The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their
2017Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Andrew Langley Non-Fiction
2020Fallout by Lesley M. M. Blume Japan, Non-Fiction
The Hiroshima Cover-Up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World

 

 

 


 

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