The Bomb

The Bomb

Book - 2010
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As a World War II combat soldier, Howard Zinn took part in the aerial bombing of Royan, France. Two decades later, he was invited to visit Hiroshima and meet survivors of the atomic attack. In this short and powerful book, Zinn offers his deep personal reflections and political analysis of these events, their consequences, and the profound influence they had in transforming him from an order-taking combat soldier to one of our greatest anti-authoritarian, antiwar historians. This book was finalized just prior to Zinn's passing in January 2010, and is published on the sixty-fifth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : City Lights Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780872865099
Call Number: 940.5425 Z666b
Characteristics: 91 p. ; 18 cm


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Jun 25, 2012

Zinn's analysis of how the reasons for war atrocities have been rationalized, not omitting his own ignorance and indifference as a young soldier in WWII


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