From these sixty-old reports written by elementary, junior, senior highschool and college students who lived through the...

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CHILDREN OF THE A-BOMB

From these sixty-old reports written by elementary, junior, senior highschool and college students who lived through the holocaust of Hiroshima, arise the agonies of the A-bombing and its aftermath: the light, the fire, the people standing in their lettered flesh or stampeding to the river and quick death. And then the slow deaths from radiation poisoning, the poverty which even now curtails school and medical care for some, the hearts still stricken with loss. From these recurrent themes comes a united view of how it was of past devastation that has evolved in these youngsters a determination to live well and in peace. For young people, the words of their contemporaries will give a sense of shared experience and a strengthened sense of responsibility toward the future of their world.

Pub Date: Jan. 14, 1962

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Publisher: Putnam

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1962