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Princeton University Pres
14 January 2020
History; Asian history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; International relations; Nuclear weapons
A multifaceted portrait of the Hiroshima bombing and its many legacies On August 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city's destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war and peace, the past and
Contributions by:   Campbell Craig, Alex Wellerstein, Sean L. Malloy
Edited by:   Michael D. Gordin, G. John Ikenberry
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780691193441
ISBN 10:   0691193444
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   14 January 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael D. Gordin is the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton University. His books include Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War (Princeton). G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton and a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea. His books include Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order (Princeton).

Reviews for The Age of Hiroshima

This important book deftly examines the wide range of meanings attached to the atomic destruction of Hiroshima in August 1945. Gordin and Ikenberry bring together some of the very best scholars writing about nuclear weapons and nuclear energy today. -Scott D. Sagan, author of The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons


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