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Enter City Lights Publishers' first book giveaway on Goodreads! In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the U.S.'s two atomic bombings of Japan, City Lights is publishing Howard Zinn's The Bomb. The Bomb was completed just prior to Howard Zinn's death in January 2010. We feel lucky and proud to have known and worked with Howard Zinn, and are honored to bring The Bomb to a wide readership.

And, you can help: We're giving away five copies in advance of the publication date, August 6th, 2010, the day the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on the population of Hiroshima. Be one of the first readers of Zinn's The Bomb, and if you post a review by August 6th, you can help us get out the word.

More about The Bomb:
As an active WWII bombardier returning from the end of the war in Europe and preparing for combat in Japan, Howard Zinn read the headline "Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan" and was glad—the war would be over. “Like other Americans,” writes Zinn, “I had no idea what was going on at the higher levels, and had no idea what that 'atomic bomb' had done to men, women, children in Hiroshima, any more than I ever really understood what the bombs I dropped on European cities were doing to human flesh and blood.” During the war, Zinn had taken part in the aerial bombing of Royan, France, and in 1966, he went to Hiroshima, where he was invited to a “house of rest” where survivors of the bombing gathered.

In this short and powerful book, the backstory of the making and use of the bomb, Zinn offers his deep personal reflections and political analysis of these events, and the profound influence they had in transforming him from an order-taking combat soldier to one of our greatest anti-authoritarian, anti-war historians.

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If you click over to the event and can't seem to find it, please check back again in a few hours! (We are waiting on approval from Goodreads before people can officially enter!)

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