Hiroshima's Shadow Writings on the Denial of History and the Smithsonian Controversy

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List price: $25.00
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 1/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Delayed in order to include contributions by Joseph Rotblat and Kenzaburo Oe, two recent Nobel Peace Prize winners, and the haunting photographs of Yosuke Yamahata, as well as a completely new cover design, Hiroshima's Shadow will at last be available this spring.

Kai Bird is the co-author with Martin J. Sherwin of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (2005), which also won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. His other books include "The Chairman: John J. McCloy, the Making of the American Establishment" (1992) and "The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy & William Bundy, Brothers in Arms "(1998). Bird's many honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, and the Rockefeller Foundation. A contributing editor of "The Nation", he lives in Kathmandu, Nepal, with his wife and son.

Joseph Rotblat is a nuclear physicist who was involved in the creation of the first atom bomb. He left the project during the war, when it became clear that Germany was not building its own bomb. Since then he has dedicated his life to campaigning againstnuclear weapons. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 jointly with Pugwash conferences, the organization he helped to found. The Pugwash Conferences bring together, from around the world, influential scholars andpublic figures concerned with reducing the danger of armed conflict and seeking co-operative solutions for global problems. He is the author of 24 books.

Preface: A Social Conscience for the Nuclear Age
Introduction: The Legend of Hiroshima
Hiroshima Myths vs. Modern Scholarship
Historians Reassess: Did We Need to Drop the Bomb?
Did the Bomb End the War?
The Logic of Mass Destruction
The First Nuclear War
The Decision to Use the Bombs
New Evidence on Truman's Decision
Three Attempts to Stop the Bomb
Racing to the Finish
A Postwar Myth: 500,000 U.S. Lives Saved
The Invasion That Never Was
The Construction of Conventional Wisdom
The Early Controversy
Seizing the Contested Terrain of Early Nuclear History
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
Thank God for the Atomic Bomb
Hiroshima and Modern Memory
The First Critics
The Horror and the Shame
Victory for What? The Voice of the Minority
Leaving the Bomb Project
The Atomic Bomb and Ahimsa
Between Hell and Reason
The Decline to Barbarism
When Cruelty Becomes Pleasurable
The Return To Nothingness
Our Relations To Japan
Nothing But Nihilism
What Hath Man Wrought!
Gentlemen: You Are Mad!
John Hersey and the American Conscience
The "Hiroshima" New Yorker
The Literacy of Survival
An Opinion On Hiroshima
Has It Come To This?
Censoring History at the Smithsonian
The Battle of the Enola Gay
Unconditional Surrender at the Smithsonian
Memory, Myth and History
The Smithsonian Suffers Legionnaires Disease
How the U.S. Press Missed The Target
The War of the Op-Ed Pages
Shadows
The Day Hiroshima Disappeared
The Unsurrendered People
Summer Flower
Hiroshima Memories
Beyond The Ashes
Fifty Years After Hiroshima
Documents
The Pevil of Universal Death
Atomic Warfare and The Christian Faith
Japan's Struggle To End The War
The Grew Memo: Accept Emperor As Post-War Constitutional Monarch
The Marshall Memo: Change the Terms of Unconditional Surrender
The McCloy Diary: Marshall Argues Restrict First Use to Military Target
The Leahy Diary: Prospect of a Negotiated Surrender
The Forrestal Diary: Japanese Peace Feelers
The Magic Intercepts: Japanese Terms for Conditional Surrender
The Stimson Memo: Prior Warning with "Ample Time"
The Bissell Memo: Prospects for Japan's Surrender
The Forrestal Diary: McCloy's Dissent on the Emperor and Prior Warning
The Truman Diary: Soviet Entry Means Japanese are "Fini"
The McCloy Diary: Warning, Surrender and Truman's "Big Red Apple"
The Brown Diary: August 3rd Byrnes Acknowledges Japan "Looking For Peace"
The Stimson Diary: The Soviets and the S-1 Master Card
The July 17th Petition of Manhattan Project Scientists
A Note on the July 17th Petition
Epilogue
The World Court Opinion
Contributors
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgements

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