In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosionspecifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understandand be motivated to avoidnuclear war. This compassionate treatment is a significant contribution to the atomic age.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Robert Jay Lifton is lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima and The Nazi Doctors.
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A significant contribution to the atomic age.New York Times
One of those rare works destined to bear witness and change the lives of those who read it.Newsweek
[A] compassionate and important study of the malaise that still pollutes the spirits of many survivors.Time
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