Monday, July 6, 2015


     JULY BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR  AUGUST 2015 POST                                                              Our next post will be on or just prior to AUGUST 6, 2015, the 70th "anniversary" of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NON-FICTION:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
HIROSHIMA by JOHN HERSEY (the later 1985 edition with the added final chapter "The Aftermath" concerning the author's return there four decades later).                                                                                                                                                      

BLACK RAIN: A NOVEL by MASUJI IBUSE, first published in Japan in 1966.                                                                                        



TO HELL AND BACK: THE LAST TRAIN FROM HIROSHIMA by CHARLES PELLEGRINO, pub. date August 6, 2015.                                                                                                                               *PLEASE NOTE: This is the NEW, REVISED EDITION following the controversy in 2010 over the author's first version - THE LAST TRAIN FROM HIROSHIMA which was withdrawn from publication when the publisher issued a "stop the presses" order and supposedly "pulped" its remaining copies. Adding to the controversy was/is the author's connection to film director James Cameron and his less than clear intention to make a film of his friend's book. This original version of the book hit the NYTS "extended bestseller" # 30. You may be able to find it at your local library or from a used book dealer or online seller such as ABE Books.                                                                    
                                                                       To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima

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As in the June Blog Post we will read, compare and contrast, in this case, two non-fiction books, with one fiction book concerning the same historical event: the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima.  Given these particular books and their subject matter, the August Post will probably be more on the "long form" side. And the assumption here is that there will be more than a few comments and discussion by our readers. Thank you for your time and interest. See you in August.