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Author Okuda, Sadako.

Title A dimly burning wick : memoir from the ruins of Hiroshima / by Sadako Teiko Okuda ; with Pamela Bea Wilson Vergun ; with contributions by Ronald Takaki [and others] ; illustrated by Mia Nolting
Published New York, NY : Algora Pub., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 189 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword; Message from the Author upon the Publication of Her Book in English; In the Beginning; If There Had Been No War ... ; The Big Brother and Little Sister Who Waited; Where Has Yuuichi Gone?; Masako-chan, Who Couldn't See; The Boy Who Went Beddy-Bye with His Mommy; My Mother Wears Glasses Too; Best Friends Forever; Insanity and Greed; What Purpose Do Children Serve?; Waiting at the Foot of the Bridge; Bring Yuri-chan Too; As Long as the War Ends, It's All Right If We Lose; Even Now the Memories of That Time; Restoring Faith; But They Said They'd Only Be Gone One Night
The Spirits That Haunt Us AllThe Years Before and After the Bombing; Remarks by a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee; Sadako's Experience and the Insights of Historical Research and Social Psychology; Remembering Hiroshima; A Lesson from Hiroshima; A Brief Summary of the Medical Impacts of Hiroshima; Understanding Hiroshima -- Personal and Policy Lessons to Take into the Future; Acknowledgements
Summary As the United States debates launching another war in the Middle East, this passionate diary paired with a pondered discussion provides a reality check on how governments goad citizens into going to war and gives a forthright look at the hideous results for civilian casualties. Who bears the responsibility for decisions made in a?democracy? when our leaders or the media exaggerate the threat and downplay the harm our actions will cause?. In this agonizing diary, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima relates the horror of searching through smoldering rubble for signs of her family
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Okuda, Sadako.
Atomic bomb victims -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Personal narratives.
Genre/Form History.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007052058
ISBN 0875865623 (electronic bk.)
9780875865621 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Honogurai tåoshin o kesu koto naku. English