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Hiroshima Nagasaki

An illustrated history, anthology and guide


As the 70th anniversary of their destruction passes, the story is told of the uniquely twinned cities of Horishima and Nagasaki using literary extracts from Socrates, Murasaki Shikibu, Commodore Perry, D. T. Suzuki, Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill, Shusaku Endo and many more.

The book reveals uses rarely seen photographs and documents to tell the full story of what led up to the bombings, in the hope it will spark discussion and debate about nuclear weapons and their place in the modern world. The cities are also portrayed as they are today, showing the resilience of their citizens by rebuilding after total destruction. This unique and eclectic study takes the reader through seven centuries of Japanese history, showing the significance of the two cities and their environs. Using rarely seen photographs and a wide range of extracts from literature, art and film, it details the events leading up to and after the bombings and also provides invaluable travel information for the modern-day visitor who plans making a pilgrimage to the cities. 150 colour and black & white illustrations.

Magnus Bartlett was born in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. He studied at the London School of Film Technique and taught at the Royal College of Art before moving to Asia 40 years ago where he is now based. He started publishing books about Asia in 1979.

Robert O'Connor is a freelance writer, researcher and editor who has worked in Nepal, India and China. He lives on the south side of Chicago.

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Cordee Code: CTA853
Author: Magnus Bartlett & Robert O'Connor
No of Pages: 320
Page Size: 154 x 210 mm
ISBN 10: 962217860X
ISBN 13: 9789622178601
Publisher: Airphoto Int (Odyssey Guides)
Published Date: December 2015
Edition: 1st ed, 2015
Binding: Paperback (flapped)
Illustrations: Colour photos and maps
Weight: 650g

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