Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Books read in 2012: No. 6 - The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

by United States Army Corps of Engineers, Manhattan District

Started: January 18
Finished: January 26

Notes: This is another historical Kindle freebie from Amazon. I've had this one a while and been meaning to get to it. This is the first official report from 1946 concerning various elements of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Studied are the number of deaths, the damage done, the effects upon the population, and numerous other details. Unlike official documents today, this one is quite readable. It might seem a little cold in the way it talks about the bombings, but it is trying to give a straight-forward accounting.

Mini review: Interesting. The most impressive section was the last fourth or so which included a first-hand account of a survivor of one of the atomic bombings.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I didn't know this even existed. Gonna download it. Thanks.