by Stephen Walker - £8.99 John Murray Publishing (2006)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780719566264 | ISBN 10: 0719566266
6 August 1945, 9.15 a.m.
Six miles above Hiroshima, the bombardier of the Enola Gay releases an atomic bomb into the freezing skies. Seconds later, the city is obliterated in a single, monumental blast of fire. The destruction is immediate and catastrophic, as if a small sun had suddenly exploded. Tens of thousands of people are instantly annihilated. In that moment, the world will never be the same again.
Combining a rich array of interviews with gripping storytelling, Stephen Walker's Shockwave presents an extraordinary and unforgettably moving portrait of one of the defining events of the twentieth century.
"'Shockwave' combines racy, colourful historical detail with profound human concern in a way that does justice to its weighty theme. A remarkable storytelling achievement."
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In booklists: Experiences of War - Civilians, Japan, Anti-War, World History - Asia, World War II, Experiences of War - Soldiers, Hiroshima, In categories: Peace & Human Rights, World - Asia, History & Biography,