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Children of the Atomic Bomb: An American Physician's Memoir of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, and the Marshall Islands

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Despite familiar images of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan and the controversy over its fiftieth anniversary, the human impact of those horrific events often seems lost to view. In this uncommon memoir, Dr. James N. Yamazaki tells us in personal and moving terms of the human toll of nuclear warfare and the specific vulnerability of children to the effects of these ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published July 19th 1995 by Duke University Press Books
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Carolyn
One May morning I knocked on the door of a house around the corner from where I live to ask permission to cut some of the lilacs that were in profuse full bloom along the driveway. I had no idea who lived there, but was struck by the beautiful Japanese garden in what was an ordinary small-town front yard. It was partly hidden by a board fence with spaces between the boards; I had never noticed it before, although I had passed it hundreds of times.

The door was answered by an ancient, Japanese-ap
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Lori Clark-Erickson
Jan 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Historical Topic: Birth defects from radiation of the atomic bombs
Historical Period: 1945
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What did you like about the book: You feel close and personal with the feelings of the women and the doctors.
What did you dislike about the book: The book took a while to get into and is depressing hearing the stories of the survivors.
Summary: Dr. James Yamazaki goes to Nagasaki and Hiroshima to study the effects of the radiation from the atomic bombs. Being there helping and listening to the st
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Kim
Dec 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Marshall Islands. In reading books around the world-this one is more for Japan. This is the author's account of the effect of the atomic bomb on the children. I found most of it very interesting-I would have liked a little more detail about individuals, but a very good story about the horribleness of the civilians where the atomic bombs were dropped.
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