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TitleAuthorFormatPublication DatePriceSelect Item
Cover: The Idealist: Wendell Willkie’s Wartime Quest to Build One WorldThe Idealist: Wendell Willkie’s Wartime Quest to Build One WorldZipp, SamuelHARDCOVER03/10/2020$35.00
Cover: A World of Empires: The Russian Voyage of the Frigate PalladaA World of Empires: The Russian Voyage of the Frigate PalladaBojanowska, Edyta M.HARDCOVER04/16/2018$35.00
Cover: Europe’s India: Words, People, Empires, 1500–1800Europe’s India: Words, People, Empires, 1500–1800Subrahmanyam, SanjayHARDCOVER03/13/2017$41.00
Cover: The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth CenturyThe Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth CenturyBatsaki, Yota
Cahalan, Sarah Burke
Tchikine, Anatole
HARDCOVER01/02/2017$90.00
Cover: The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and AustraliaThe Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and AustraliaKennedy, DanePAPERBACK03/23/2015$24.00
Cover: The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of SailThe Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of SailBolster, W. JeffreyPAPERBACK05/05/2014$22.50
Cover: Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to AntarcticaSlicing the Silence: Voyaging to AntarcticaGriffiths, TomPAPERBACK03/30/2010$24.50
Cover: The Jamestown ProjectThe Jamestown ProjectKupperman, Karen OrdahlPAPERBACK02/28/2009$26.00
Cover: The Death of Captain Cook: A Hero Made and UnmadeThe Death of Captain Cook: A Hero Made and UnmadeWilliams, GlynHARDCOVER01/15/2009$19.95
Cover: Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?: Missionaries, Journalists, Explorers, and EmpireDr. Livingstone, I Presume?: Missionaries, Journalists, Explorers, and EmpirePettitt, ClareHARDCOVER07/31/2007$22.95
Cover: New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of DiscoveryNew Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of DiscoveryGrafton, AnthonyPAPERBACK03/15/1995$42.50
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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