Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima

Front Cover
Univ of North Carolina Press, Jan 1, 2012 - History - 606 pages
In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understand--and be motivated to avoid--nuclear war. This compassionate treatment is a significant contribution to the atomic age.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This is a good book I would recommend it

Contents

Research and Researcher
3
1 Hiroshima
13
2 The Atomic Bomb Experience
15
3 Invisible Contamination
57
4 ABomb Disease
103
5 ABomb Man
165
6 Atomic Bomb Leaders
209
Trust Peace and Mastery
253
Self and World
367
1 ABomb Literature
397
2 Artistic Dilemmas
451
12 The Survivor
479
Appendix
543
Notes
557
Index
577
List of Survivors Quoted
593

8 Perceiving America
317

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Robert Jay Lifton is lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima and The Nazi Doctors.

Bibliographic information