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ISBN 9780674725898

Publication Date: 11/18/2013

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304 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • 1. Always a Stranger?
  • 2. Once Upon a Time
  • 3. A Civilized World
  • 4. Other Times: The 1950s
  • 5. Other Times: The 1960s
  • 6. Other Times: The 1970s
  • 7. The Pleasure Principle
  • 8. Professional Rereading
  • 9. Books I Ought to Like
  • 10. Guilty Pleasures
  • 11. Reading Together
  • Coda: What I Have Learned
  • Acknowledgments

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Jacket: Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, by James L. Nolan, Jr., from Harvard University Press

Remembering Hiroshima

On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane