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              Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world

              Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Blume, Lesley

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              New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potentially saving millions of lives. In the days following the atomic bombings of Hiroshim...a and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US had begun a secret propaganda campaign to celebrate these weapons as the ultimate peacekeepers - hiding the true extent and nature of their devastation. The cover-up intensified as Americans closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing information from leaking about the horrific and lasting effects of radiation which would kill thousands of people during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked - until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and reported the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the whistleblowing story secret - even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published 'Hiroshima' in August, 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the weapons that had been covertly waged in America's name. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war in part because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved - and can still save - the world.
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              ISBN 9781925713930
              Published AU 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world
               

              Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Blume, Lesley

              • RRP: $43.50
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              • Save $10.87
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              New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of the greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the twentieth century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potentially saving millions of lives. In the days following the atomic bombings of... Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US had begun a propaganda campaign to celebrate these weapons as the ultimate peacekeepers - hiding the true extent and nature of their devastation. The cover-up intensified as Americans closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing information from leaking about the horrific effects of radiation, which would kill thousands of people during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked - until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and reported the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the story secret - even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published 'Hiroshima' in August 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the weapons that had been covertly waged in America's name. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war, in part because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved - and can still save - the world.
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              ISBN 9781913348212
              Released AU 12 Nov 2020
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