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The Last Train from Hiroshima

(2010)
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Drawing on the voices of atomic-bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and aftermath of two days in August when nuclear devices detonated over Japan changed life on Earth forever

Last Train from Hiroshima offers readers a stunning 'you are there' time capsule, gracefully wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino's scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb's survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written.

At the narrative's core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand - the Japanese civilians on the ground and the American flyers in the air. Thirty people are known to have fled Hiroshima for Nagasaki - where they arrived just in time to survive the second bomb. One of them, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the only person who experienced the full effects of the cataclysm at ground zero both times. The second time, the blast effects were diverted around the stairwell in which Yamaguchi had been standing, placing him and a few others in a shock coccoon that offered protection, while the entire building disappeared around them.

Pellegrino weaves spellbinding stories together within an illustrated narrative that challenges the 'official report,' showing exactly what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki - and why.



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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives)
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
ISBN: 1-4422-5058-5 / 978-1-4422-5058-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
ISBN: 0-8050-8796-6 / 978-0-8050-8796-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives)
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
ISBN: 1-5381-2178-6 / 978-1-5381-2178-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Audio Editions

July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
ISBN: 1-4001-1563-9 / 978-1-4001-1563-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
ISBN: 1-4001-4563-5 / 978-1-4001-4563-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives)
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives)
Author(s): Charles Pellegrino
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU