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Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima
In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understand--and be motivated to avoid-- ...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published October 19th 1991 by University of North Carolina Press
(first published January 1st 1967)
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Jan 16, 2011 Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
It is a long time since I read this book about the Hibakusha ( "bomb-blast people") who survived the Atomic bombings of 1945. It is a fascinating telling of the events and aftermath... the scarring, physical and mental. So much is unforgettable.
Robert Jay Lifton is an American psychiatrist and author, chiefly known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence and for his theory of thought reform. He was an early proponent of the techniques of psychohistory.More about Robert Jay Lifton...