Rain of Ruin: A Photographic History of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Rain of Ruin: A Photographic History of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

by Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon, J Michael. Wenger
     
 

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This World War II classic is the first comprehensive photographic record of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By the prolific team of Dr. Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon, and J. Michael Wenger, it contains over four hundred photographs of the U.S. preparations for the attack and of the two cities and their people before, during, and after those

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This World War II classic is the first comprehensive photographic record of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By the prolific team of Dr. Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon, and J. Michael Wenger, it contains over four hundred photographs of the U.S. preparations for the attack and of the two cities and their people before, during, and after those fateful days. Many are U.S. government and Japanese photographs never before seen by the public. Rain of Ruin is an objective, informative account of the momentous events that changed the world in 1945 and are still debated today.

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A photographic record of the US bombings of the two Japanese cities, with some 400 b&w photos picturing US preparations for the attack and the cities and their citizens before and after the bombings. The photos, many of which are US and Japanese government images previously unpublished, are keyed to corresponding text on the pages where they appear, and portray devastation, celebration, survivors, and modern-day monuments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028811246
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Series:
World War II Commemorative Ser.
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

J. Michael Wenger is a historian living in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The late Katherine V. Dillon, Donald M. Goldstein and the late Gordon W. Prange created numerous World War II classics, including At Dawn We Slept; Miracle at Midway; and God’s Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (Brassey’s, Inc., reprint 2003). They also collaborated with historian J. Michael Wenger on several books, including The Way It Was: Pearl Harbor-The Original Photographs (Brassey’s, Inc., 1995); Rain of Ruin: A Photographic History of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Brassey’s, Inc., 1995); and The Pearl Harbor Papers.

Donald M. Goldstein is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, a professor of public and international affairs, and a best-selling author. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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