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An Exhibit Denied : Lobbying the History of Enola Gay
by Martin Harwit
Martin Harwit's An Exhibit Denied is a cautionary tale about what happens when politics intrudes on the objective quest for truth. The year 1995 marked the 50th anniversary of the flight of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. In preparation for that anniversary, the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum began work on an exhibit that would not only reprise the events surrounding the bombing, but would also examine the bomb's impact on people--both Japanese and American, civilian and military. Under the guidance of Martin Harwit, a former professor of astrophysics at Cornell University, the planned exhibit included, among other things, Japanese civilian artifacts from the bombing and documents showing that high-ranking military leaders such as Dwight D. Eisenhower had grave doubts about dropping the bomb. Most controversially, the exhibit did not support the commonly held belief that the bombing saved countless lives by preventing a land invasion, and this is what eventually led to its downfall. Harwit pointed out that there was no way of knowing how the war would have ended without bombs; the American Legion national commander demanded that President Clinton shut the exhibit down.

What followed was a donnybrook of epic proportions as the media, the Republican-dominated Congress, and veterans' lobbying groups all portrayed Harwit's attempt to present the Enola Gay in an objective light as antipatriotic, left-wing propaganda. Eventually, Harwit was dismissed and the Enola Gay exhibit was drastically rewritten. In An Exhibit Denied, Martin Harwit once again brings his scientific method to the telling of this story, presenting both sides of the argument and letting the facts speak for themselves. What those facts tell us is truly disturbing. 
Hardcover - 456 pages (October 1996)
Copernicus Books; ISBN: 0387947973

The Atomic Bomb : Voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki
(Japan in the Modern World)
by Kyoko Selden (Editor)
Presents the human side of the effects of nuclear holocaust as expressed by its victims. Contains factual accounts, short stories, photographs, poems, and drawings.
Paperback - 256 pages (April 1997)
M E Sharpe; ISBN: 087332773X

The Citadel in Spring
by Hiroyuki Agawa, Lawrence Rogers (Translator)
Hardcover - 254 pages (January 1991)
Kodansha International; ISBN: 0870119605

The Day Man Lost Hiroshima, 6 August 1945
by Pacific War Research Society, John Toland (Designer)
Paperback - 312 pages (September 1981)
Kodansha International; ISBN: 0870114719

Death in Life : Survivors of Hiroshima
by Robert Jay Lifton
Paperback - 594 pages Rep edition (October 1991)
Univ of North Carolina Pr; ISBN: 080784344X

Eye-Witness Hiroshima
by Adrian Weale (Editor)
A first-hand look at the beginning of the atomic age considers the work of pre-war scientists, the Manhattan project, and the U.S. Air Force raids on Japan, and reveals the Japanese experience of the bombings.
Paperback (August 1995)
Carroll & Graf; ISBN: 0786702168

by John Hersey
When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, few could have anticipated its potential for devastation. Pulitzer prize-winning author John Hersey recorded the stories of Hiroshima residents shortly after the explosion and, in 1946, Hiroshima was published, giving the world first-hand accounts from people who had survived it. The words of Miss Sasaki, Dr. Fujii, Mrs. Nakamara, Father Kleinsorg, Dr. Sasaki, and the Reverend Tanimoto gave a face to the statistics that saturated the media and solicited an overwhelming public response. Whether you believe the bomb made the difference in the war or that it should never have been dropped, "Hiroshima" is a must read for all of us who live in the shadow of armed conflict.
Paperback: 152 pages
Vintage Books; ISBN: 0679721037; Reprint edition (March 1989)

by John Hersey 
When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, few could have anticipated its potential for devastation. Pulitzer prize-winning author John Hersey recorded the stories of Hiroshima residents shortly after the explosion and, in 1946, Hiroshima was published, giving the world first-hand accounts from people who had survived it.
Hardcover - 196 pages Expanded edition (August 1985)
Knopf; ISBN: 0394548442 

Hiroshima : Chronicles of a Survivor
Hiroshima : Chronicles of a Survivor
by Katharine Johnson, John F. Rasche, A. Caso (Editor)
Hardcover - 205 pages (September 1994)
Branden Publishing Co; ISBN: 0828320012 
Hiroshima : Three Witnesses
by Richard H. Minear (Editor)
Paperback - 393 pages (March 1990)
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 069100837X

Hiroshima in America : A Half Century of Denial
by Robert Jay Lifton, Greg Mitchell (Contributor)
Paperback (August 1996)
Avon Books (Pap Trd); ISBN: 0380727641

Hiroshima in History and Memory
by Michael J. Hogan (Editor)
Paperback - 238 pages (March 1996)
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt); ISBN: 0521566827

Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Cornerstones of Freedom)
by Barbara Silberdick Feinberg, Silberdick Barbara Feinberg
Reading level: Ages 9-12
School & Library Binding - 32 pages (October 1995)
Children's Press; ISBN: 0516066277
Hiroshima and Nagasaki (New Perspectives)
by R. G. Grant
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Library Binding - 64 pages (February 1998)
Raintree/Steck Vaughn; ISBN: 0817250131

Hiroshima Diary : The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945 : Fifty Years Later
by Michihiko Hachiya, Warner Wells (Editor), John W. Dower
Paperback (August 1995)
Univ of North Carolina Pr; ISBN: 0807845477

Hiroshima No Pika
Hiroshima No Pika
by Toshi Maruki 
Book Description: August 6, 1945, 8:15 a.m. Hiroshima. Japan

A little girl and her parents are eating breakfast, and then it happened. HIROSHIMA NO PIKA.

This book is dedicated to the fervent hope the Flash will never happen again, anywhere.
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover (September 1982)
William Morrow & Company; ISBN: 0688012973 

Hiroshima Notes
by Kenzaburo Oe, Yonezawa, David L. Swain (Translator)
Hardcover - 192 pages (September 1995)
Marion Boyars; ISBN: 0714530077

The Crazy Iris and Other Stories of the Atomic Aftermath
by Kenzaburo Oe (Editor), Ivan Morris (Translator), Frederick Uleman (Translator)
Paperback 1st Grove edition (August 1985)
Grove Press; ISBN: 0802151841

Hiroshima's Shadow: Writings on the Denial of History and the Smithsonian Controversy
by Kai Bird (Editor), Lawrence Lifschultz (Editor), Yosuke Yamahata (Photographer)
A compendium of articles by the likes of Albert Camus, Dwight Macdonald, Lewis Mumford and Mary McCarthy presents both sides of the controversy surrounding the use of the bomb against Japan. Db
Hardcover - 600 pages (May 1998)
Pamphleteers Pr; ISBN: 0963058738

Hiroshima : Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb
by Ronald T. Takaki
Paperback - 212 pages reprint edition (August 1996)
Little Brown & Co (Pap); ISBN: 0316831247

Letters from the End of the World : A Firsthand Account of the Bombing of Hiroshima
by Toyofumi Ogura, Kisaburo Murakami (Translator), Shigeru Fujii (Translator)
Hardcover - 196 pages (October 1997)
Kodansha International; ISBN: 477002147X

Rain of Ruin : A Photographic History of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
by Donald K. Goldstein, J. Michael Wenger, Katherine V. Dillon
Paperback - 192 pages (November 1999)
Brasseys Inc; ISBN: 157488221X

City of Silence : Listening to Hiroshima
by Rachelle Linner
Hardcover - 146 pages (May 1995)
Orbis Books; ISBN: 1570750149
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