Flash Of Light Wall Of Fire

Flash Of Light Wall Of Fire

Flash Of Light Wall Of Fire

In August 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the immediate aftermath was documented by Japanese photographers. For the most part the images they produced were censored or confiscated, but many were preserved in secret. Some were published widely in Japan during the 1950s, though not in the United States. Later, prints and negatives were gathered by groups such as the Anti-Nuclear Photographers’ Movement of Japan, whose collection is now housed at the Briscoe Center for American History. The center’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Photographs Archive consists of more than eight hundred photographs, over one hundred of which are seen here for the first time in an English-language publication. To mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the bombings, Flash of Light, Wall of Fire features the work of twenty-three Japanese photographers who risked their lives to capture the devastation. Together these images serve as a visual record of nuclear destruction, the horrific effects of radiation exposure, and the mass suffering that ensued. A preface by Briscoe Center Executive Director Don Carleton, an essay by Michael B. Stoff, and an afterword by Japanese journalist Michiko Tanaka explore how the images were collected and preserved as well as how they helped provoke calls for peace and the abolishment of nuclear weapons.

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Genre : Photography
Author : The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2020-08-06
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 1477321519


Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

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Genre : History
Author : John Hersey
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-06-23
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780593082362


The Atomic Bombings Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

The Atomic Bombings Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

The present book is originally a document of detailed expert investigation of the atomic bombing that took place at Hiroshima, Japan, during the final stage of the World War II by the United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Manhattan District.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Manhattan District
Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
Release : 101-01-01
Total Pages : Pages
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The Atomic Bomb And The Origins Of The Cold War

The Atomic Bomb And The Origins Of The Cold War

A study of nuclear warfare’s key role in triggering the post-World War II confrontation between the US and the USSR After a devastating world war, culminating in the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it was clear that the United States and the Soviet Union had to establish a cooperative order if the planet was to escape an atomic World War III. In this provocative study, Campbell Craig and Sergey Radchenko show how the atomic bomb pushed the United States and the Soviet Union not toward cooperation but toward deep bipolar confrontation. Joseph Stalin, sure that the Americans meant to deploy their new weapon against Russia and defeat socialism, would stop at nothing to build his own bomb. Harry Truman, initially willing to consider cooperation, discovered that its pursuit would mean political suicide, especially when news of Soviet atomic spies reached the public. Both superpowers, moreover, discerned a new reality of the atomic age: now, cooperation must be total. The dangers posed by the bomb meant that intermediate measures of international cooperation would protect no one. Yet no two nations in history were less prepared to pursue total cooperation than were the United States and the Soviet Union. The logic of the bomb pointed them toward immediate Cold War. “Sprightly and well-argued…. The complicated history of how the bomb influenced the start of the war has never been explored so well."—Lloyd Gardner, Rutgers University “An outstanding new interpretation of the origins of the Cold War that gives equal weight to American and Soviet perspectives on the conflict that shaped the contemporary world.”—Geoffrey Roberts, author of Stalin’s Wars

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Genre : History
Author : Campbell Craig
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2008-08-28
Total Pages : 230 Pages
ISBN : 9780300142655


Hiroshima

Hiroshima

After the United States detonated an atomic bomb at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the U.S. government restricted the circulation of images of the bomb's deadly effect. President Truman dispatched some 1,150 military personnel and civilians, including photographers, to record the destruction as part of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey. The goal of the Survey's Physical Damage Division was to photograph and analyze methodically the impact of the atomic bomb on various building materials surrounding the blast site, the first "Ground Zero." The haunting, once-classified images of absence and annihilation formed the basis for civil defense architecture in the United States. This exhibition includes approximately 60 contact prints drawn from a unique archive of more than 700 photographs in the collection of the International Center of Photography. The exhibition is organized by Erin Barnett, Assistant Curator of Collections.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Erin Barnett
Publisher : Steidl
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 247 Pages
ISBN : 3869303344


Shinohata

Shinohata

Not many foreigners have the chance to live in a Japanese village, certainly not foreigners who are sufficiently at home to do so as unobtrusively and intimately as the author of this book. Ronald Dore went to Shinohata twenty years ago when he was studying the land reform which broke the power of Japan's landlords. He went back many times thereafter to stay with friends. Now he has distilled his memories, field notes, diaries, and some recent forays with a tape recorder into a book which brings to life the village and its people, and vividly portrays the stunning transformation of Japanese village life. Shinohatais a story of extraordinary change from the traditional values and relationships to typically modern pursuits and aspirations that accompanied the post-war prosperity. Ronald Dore's gift for combining a sympathetic, and often humorous, response to unique individuals with the sociologist's ability to discern and analyze patterns make this an unusual and fascinating book.

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Genre : History
Author : Ronald Dore
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2013-05-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780307831934


Imperial Science

Imperial Science

Explores how Britain's global cable network became both the 'nervous system' of its Empire and the key to electrical physics.

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Genre : History
Author : Bruce J. Hunt
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-01-07
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781108830669


Flash Boys A Wall Street Revolt

Flash Boys A Wall Street Revolt

Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2014-03-31
Total Pages : 274 Pages
ISBN : 9780393244663


Making Islam Democratic

Making Islam Democratic

This book looks anew at the vexing question of whether Islam is compatible with democracy, examining histories of Islamic politics and social movements in the Middle East since the 1970s.

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Genre : History
Author : Asef Bayat
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 291 Pages
ISBN : 0804755957


Che S Afterlife

Che S Afterlife

In 1960, Cuban photographer Alberto Korda captured fabled revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara in what has become history's most reproduced photo. Here Michael Casey tells the remarkable story of this image, detailing its evolution from a casual snapshot to an omnipresent graphic—plastered on everything from T-shirts to vodka to condoms—and into a copyrighted brand. As Casey follows it across the Americas and through cyberspace, he finds governments exploiting it and their dissenters attacking it, merchants selling it and tourists buying it. We see how this image is, ultimately, a mercurial icon that still ignites passion—and a reflection of how we view ourselves.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Michael J. Casey
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-06-06
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780307807656