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This is a historical look at the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, including the development and construction of the bomb, the events surrounding the decision to use it, its immediate effects (both physical and sociological), and the ongoing effects of the bombing.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 30th 1994 by New Discovery Books (first published August 1994)
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Oct 16, 2013 Matt rated it really liked it
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I would give this book a 4 out 5. I thought there was a great deal of background knowledge as to why we dropped this bomb on Japan. I thought the author did a great job of telling me how it all went down. Finally she did an excellent job of telling me about not only the short term effects, but how this community is still effected today.

The book starts out with a great deal of information about the building of the atomic bomb. It then transitions into Japans first involveme
Sarah Crawford
Feb 12, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
Chapter 1 is about the bombing of the city. The second chapter goes into the general history of Japan and the specific history of the Hiroshima area and city. It also reveals something I have not read elsewhere.

Perry's journey to Japan was not just to force Japan to open its trading doors, but also to release some American sailors that had shipwrecked there and that the Japanese had refused to allow to leave.

The chapter also talks about the Japanese military advances that led up to World War II
Julian Joseph
Jan 08, 2015 Julian Joseph rated it really liked it
The book I just finished reading was called Hiroshima.
It was written by Victoria Sherrow and the genre of this book was Informative Non-Fiction.

The Enola Gay took off to Japan. The crew had cargo that would change the course of mankind. The first atomic bomb in war was taking off to Hiroshima to bomb Japan. Before that, Japan was an ally of the axis nations, and they were invading the countries around them. When they decided that the war was too much, the US decided to start the Manhattan Projec
Nov 21, 2014 Kaitlyn rated it really liked it
Victoria Sherrow, the author of one of the many Hiroshima books, describes the dropping of the atomic bomb in Japan. Victoria gives a whole new aspect and includes the development and the making of the bomb, along with the decisions on dropping it. There is immediate facts, but also experiences from people who suffered physically and emotionally. She provides a full timeline of before the bombing, during, after and many years later. The on going effects of Hiroshima are presented in her writing ...more
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I began writing as a career in 1979, although my interest dates back to childhood when I loved to read and write both in school and at home. In 1978, I moved to Los Angeles and was between jobs. I had read Lee Wyndham's book on writing for children with the thought of doing just that someday and this seemed like a good time, especially since I found out there was a conference on writing for ...more
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