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5.0 out of 5 stars A shattering memoir of a horrific episode in Man's cruelty to Man.
This book stands alongside John Hersey's "Hiroshima". It is written by an eye witness who happened to be the physician in charge of the Hiroshima hospital to which survivors of the atomic bomb streamed. The harrowing tales are extraordinary in their pathos and power, all the more so because they are written in the matter-of-fact style of a scientist. It is...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting first-hand account from survivor.
This book was written by a Japanese doctor who lived in Hiroshima at the time of the bombing. It was interesting reading an account from a survivor. Since it comes from a diary and not just memories, in the beginning the people were not even aware of the nature of the bomb. There is more of a technical medical nature than the average reader would prefer, but it's...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A shattering memoir of a horrific episode in Man's cruelty to Man., 24 Dec 2012
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This book stands alongside John Hersey's "Hiroshima". It is written by an eye witness who happened to be the physician in charge of the Hiroshima hospital to which survivors of the atomic bomb streamed. The harrowing tales are extraordinary in their pathos and power, all the more so because they are written in the matter-of-fact style of a scientist. It is unbelievable that these weapons still exist and that nations who hoard them, boast about them, or are busy making them can claim any ethical sanction for them.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting first-hand account from survivor., 1 Feb 1999
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This book was written by a Japanese doctor who lived in Hiroshima at the time of the bombing. It was interesting reading an account from a survivor. Since it comes from a diary and not just memories, in the beginning the people were not even aware of the nature of the bomb. There is more of a technical medical nature than the average reader would prefer, but it's still worth the read. Most surprising to me was the attitude of the people once they knew what kind of bomb it was.
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This book is brill; I read it in order to get an idea of personal experience. I had more questions after than before, but maybe that's because it's such an interesting and important historical event.
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