Nagasaki; Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard #SundayBlogShare #Bookreview #WW2

Just reading your review of the devastation horrifies me, Rosie. Let’s hope this becomes a best-seller. Then those in power might think twice

Rosie Amber

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear WarNagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nagasaki: Life after Nuclear war is a non-fiction book written by interpreter Susan Southard who was inspired to write this book after meeting 57 year old Taniguchi Sumiteru, a survivor of the 1945 bombing of Nagasaki. In 1945 he was a 16 year old, blasted off his bicycle a mile from the epicentre of the explosion, 5 months later he was still in hospital his back still raw and red from the intense heat from the bomb, he lay on his stomach for the next 4 years before his body healed itself enough for him to move.

Approximately 200 000 people died from the bomb and radiation exposure and long-term after affects. This book tells primarily of the stories of 5 survivors and the 70 year impact of the nuclear bomb on families and their community…

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