AUTHORLifton, Betty Jean / Hosoe, Eikoh
TITLEA Place Called Hiroshima
PUBLISHERKodansha International Ltd.
CITYNew York, NY

In the context of a visit to the rebuilt city of Hiroshima, this photojournal and commentary describes the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, focusing on the human toll suffered by the hibakusha, people who experienced the atomic bomb. It opens with a view of what Hiroshima has become, a monument of peace, and then turns to atomic attack. The work goes on to show the suffering of those who survived over the years since the attack, but instead of bitterness, the book conveys a sense of hope for the future, a peaceful future free from fear of nuclear attack. The author includes references to modern nuclear arsenals, contrasting the destruction of Hiroshima with the unimaginable destruction of a thermonuclear weapon.

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