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    DescriptionRecently, there have been questions about the accuracy of some parts of this book. At this time, Tantor Media will continue to make it available to our customers, but we wanted to make you aware of the issues. Here is a statement from the hardcover publisher of the book, Henry Holt and Company: "It is with deep regret that Henry Holt and Company announces that we will no longer print, correct or ship copies of Charles Pellegrino's "The Last Train from Hiroshima" due to the discovery of dishonest sources of information for the book. It is easy to understand how even the most diligent author could be duped by a source, but we also understand that this opens that book to very detailed scrutiny. The author of any work of non-fiction must stand behind its content. We must rely on our authors to answer questions that may arise as to the accuracy of their work and reliability of their sources. Unfortunately, Mr. Pellegrino was not able to answer the additional questions that have arisen about his book to our satisfaction." "The Last Train from Hiroshima" offers listeners a stunning "you are there" time capsule, gracefully wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino's scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb's survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. At the narrative's core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand--the Japanese civilians on the ground and the American fliers in the air. Thirty people are known to have fled Hiroshima for Nagasaki--where they arrived just in time to survive the second bomb. One of them, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the only person who experienced the full effects of the cataclysm at ground zero both times. The second time, the blast effects were diverted around the stairwell in which Yamaguchi had been standing, placing him and a few others in a shock cocoon that offered protection, while the entire building disappeared around them. Pellegrino weaves spellbinding stories together within a narrative that challenges the "official report," showing exactly what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki--and why.


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    Title
    The Last Train from Hiroshima
    Subtitle
    The Survivors Look Back
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Pellegrino, Narrator Arthur Morey
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 74 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400165636
    ISBN 10: 1400165636
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    DC22: 940.54252
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    B&T Approval Code: A14204062
    DC22: 940.54252195
    BISAC V2.8: HIS021000, HIS027030
    B&T Approval Code: A44522560
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.54/25219540922
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D767.25.H6 P45 2010D
    Thema V1.0: NHWL, NHF
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    29 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Scientist Charles Pellegrino is the author of nineteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including "Unearthing Atlantis," "Ghosts of Vesuvius," and the "New York Times" bestseller "The Jesus Family Tomb," coauthored with Simcha Jacobovici. Arthur Morey has recorded over two hundred audiobooks in history, fiction, science, business, and religion, earning a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two Audie Award nominations. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.
    Review quote
    "Pellegrino...explicitly intends to renew our memories of the horrors of atomic war in the hope that future ones can be avoided." ---Library Journal