The Last Train from Hiroshima
The Survivors Look Back
Publication Date: January 2010
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Drawing on the voices of atomic bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and aftermath of two days in August 1945 when nuclear devices detonated over Japan changed life on Earth forever.
Scientist Charles Pellegrino is the author of nineteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including Unearthing Atlantis, Dust, Ghosts of Vesuvius, and the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Family Tomb, coauthored with Simcha Jacobovici. Among his other titles are Her Name, Titanic and Ghosts of the Titanic, which director James Cameron used as major sources for his blockbuster movie Titanic and the Imax film Ghosts of the Abyss. Charles has a Ph.D. in zoology and has contributed to many popular magazines, including Science and the Smithsonian. He lives in New York City. Arthur Morey has recorded over one hundred audiobooks, winning AudioFile Earphones and Best Voice Awards, as well as an Audie nomination. He has performed fiction by John Updike, John Irving, Richard Russo, Julie Orringer, and Jack Vance. Nonfiction titles include The Informant, Unlikely Allies, Citizens of London, and Munich 1938. Arthur attended Harvard University and the University of Chicago and has performed Off-Broadway, Off-Loop, and in Italy. He taught writing at Northwestern University for ten years and also works as an editor and ghostwriter.
The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 killed thousands, but many residents survived. In The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back, Charles Pellegrino tells stories of those who lived through the world's first and only atomic bomb attacks. More at NPR.org
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"The stories of the few Japanese survivors...are heart-stopping.... A wise, informed protest against any further use of these terrible weapons." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review