Hiroshima's Shadow

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Kai Bird, Lawrence Lifschultz
Pamphleteer's Press, 1998 - History - 584 pages
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Essays and memoirs discuss the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan in 1945.

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HIROSHIMA'S SHADOW: Writings on the Denial of History and the Smithsonian Controversy

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An exhaustive, controversial, and moving volume that has its origins in the Smithsonian Institution's cancellation of a planned exhibition in 1994—95 of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the ... Read full review

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This is an extraordinary resource on the history of the bomb at the debate around the bomb in the decade after Hiroshima. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

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.

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