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The Last Train from Hiroshima by Charles Pellegrino
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Jun 21, 2010

really liked it
Read in May, 2010

Yikes, this book was very explicit about the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagisaki. It went into detail about how the bomb was made, how it got into the air over Japan, how it was dropped, what happened when it imploded, then all the gory details of what happened to the people on the ground. Believe it or not, some people came away without a scratch. Some didn't get injured, but then trekked to Nagisaki believing they were getting away from the worst of it, only to experience another bombing. Some survived both. The jist of the story was to document that the survivors and others affected from there after were 100% against war of any kind. It was hard to read at times, but I feel I got a comprehensive history of that very indelible scarring to humanity as being first to use such a bomb. Recommended if you've got a strong stomach.
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