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The Last Train from Hiroshima by Charles Pellegrino
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Jan 19, 12

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I wish I had read the note boefore I finished or even started the book. However, I know that some of what the author wrote must be true because I have heard it in other accounts. Here's what I do know: the atomic bombs that were dropped in Hiroshima and Urikami/Nagasaki are the most horrific things that humans have ever done to other human beings. Some of the details are the most terrifying and sickening of anything I've ever read about. I almost stopped reading this because it was giving me nightmares. However, I kept at it to honor not only those who died but those who survived and have to live with their own waking nightmares each and every moment of their life. While I am disappointed that the credentials of the author and all the facts are not truthful, the book still slams home the message: Please, Lord, never, never again.

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Charles Pellegrino Please note that those 2010 articles were a result of spoofing (by people pretending to be everyone from Keiji [Gen] Nakazawa) to James Cameron saying bad things about me - and the "journalists" who reported hoaxes as news without fact checking (including M. Rich at the NYT) lost their jobs. It is still on-going as one of the worst media scandals in the history of American publishing. If the 2010 stories were true, academic press Rowman and Littlefield would not have published the new edition. Also, at the same time M. Rich was quoting (in NYT) someone who said I failed my Ph.D. dissertation (not only published in the field's leading peer-reviewed scientific journal, Crustaceana, but certified here in the U.S. in 1985) - I was listed in a Victoria University advertising pamphlet (published by Barnes and Noble, 2010) as one of the 25 most distinguished graduates - for having developed the "Jurassic Park Recipe" while still a student there. Please note also that the only person in the original edition who does not appear in the new edition is Joe Fuoco, an American veteran of Tinian Island who exaggerated part of his WWII resume`Everyone else is still there - which would not be the case if any of their stories had been made up or exaggerated by me.

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