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Our history spine didn’t expand on the atomic bomb attacks on Japan during WW2, so we decided to dig a bit more. The writer of Hiroshima is an Englishman which likely gave him a more unbiased view of the American attack on Japan. The question is asked as to whether the right decisions were made on either side, but the writer leaves the reader to form his own opinions. Whatever opinions are formed, the loss of life and the struggle of the survivors is heart wrenching.
Another one I'm reading to help my daughter with her homework - there is a TON I didn't know about this part of history - the atom bomb itself. You know, reading history books aimed at junior high students is kind of a good way to learn things in general, not going into too much detail, but to get a good overview of history I never learned or have forgotten because when I first learned it I was far more interested in my social life than history. :)
The pictures are terrific, and the book, for the most part, is highly informative. My only complaint is that the author gave his opinion of the presidency of FDR as fact. He should have said he was a popular president or that he is often thought to have been a great president, not that he was a great president.
I enjoyed this book. It had many visuals to emphasize the information given. It also had many interesting details around the time of the atom bomb dropping. There was a background of War World II and why the atom bomb was deemed necessary.
Read as part of my son's history curriculum. A decent introduction to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Plenty of pictures.
1. 4th-6th grade 2. This book is about the bombing of Hiroshima from the United States of America. This is a lengthy and wordy book, but also has plenty of real photographs. This book also has a table of contents making it easy for students to navigate through it. 3. I liked this book because it is very colorful and easy for a student to read and enjoy learning about it. I would have this book on my bookshelf and I have a feeling that due to the awesome photographs, students would read it during...