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Author Blume, Lesley M. M., author.

Title Fallout : the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world / Lesley M.M. Blume.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5425 BLU    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description ix, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-257) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The picture does not tell the whole story -- Scoop the world -- MacArthur's closed kingdom -- Six survivors -- Some events at Hiroshima -- Detonation -- Aftermath -- Epilogue.
Summary Just days after the United States decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But the US government and military had begun a secret propaganda and information suppression campaign to hide the devastating nature of these experimental weapons. Occupation forces closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing leaks about the horrific long-term effects of radiation which would kill thousands during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked-- until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and managed to report the truth to the world. Blume shares this piece of hidden history, and shows how this knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using nuclear weapons since the end of World War II. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Press coverage -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Press coverage -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi -- United States.
Atomic bomb victims -- Press coverage -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi -- United States.
Hersey, John, 1914-1993.
Hersey, John, 1914-1993. Hiroshima.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Press coverage -- Japan.
Atomic bomb -- United States -- Public opinion.
Atomic bomb -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 1982128518 hardcover
9781982128517 hardcover
9781982128555 electronic book
9781982128531 paperback
1982128534 paperback
Standard No. 40030064438

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