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Nine Who Survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Hardcover, 148 pages
Published 1962 by E. P. Dutton (first published 1957)
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Ted
Apr 17, 2016 Ted rated it really liked it
An interesting account of individuals who personally experienced the effects of the atomic bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is the 37th book I have read about these bombings and not resorting to any revisionist history, while I understand the arguments and justification of dropping the first atomic bomb, I do not feel there was any need to drop the second. We could have afforded to wait more than 72 hours to allow the Japanese to fully comprehend the impact of the bomb dropped on ...more
Lee Lacy
Apr 22, 2014 Lee Lacy rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lee by: husband
It's a short book, but it contains a wide variety of first-hand accounts of what happened when the bombs fell -- stories from the nine, and stories told to them by the people they met as they searched for home and loved ones. There were people in Nagasaki who survived because of what the Hiroshima survivors told them to do when the bright light flashed -- lie flat, cover yourself as best you can. Seemingly, even the slightest of covers could be an enormous shield against radiation burns, ...more
Susan
Apr 29, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
Written in 1957 by an American man, this is an account given ten years after the events, by nine men who survived both (yes both!) bombings. It is a straightforward and unembellished account of the two cities, the events, and the experiences of the nine men interviewed. Nothing additional is required to make these stories sound more horrific than the reality.
Theresa
Jul 08, 2014 Theresa rated it really liked it
This is a clear, simply-written account of nine men who survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. The content is mostly translated interviews, along with some narrative facts about each city and each bomb.

The plain and direct way that such horrible information is relayed (by the men who experienced the blasts) is almost surreal.
Lynn
Apr 22, 2013 Lynn rated it really liked it
This is the amazing story of 9 ordinary men who survived the bombing of Hiroshima only to go home to Nagaski and be bombed again. Trumbull also includes other pertinent information which enhances the stories. For the most part, well written.
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