Reviews

“Fascinating story – multi-generational quest”

Fascinating story on the bombings of Nagasaki...

“A brilliant and moving book”

"A brilliant and moving book" The title of...

“The book inspired me to a recommitment to work for peace and tolerance for all humans.”

The author manages to weave together stories of: a crucial and terrible moment in history – the bombing of Hiroshima-Nagasaki; the tragic stories of the victims and survivors; the lifelong quest of her father, the US Army filmmaker of the aftermath, to make sure the tragedy was not repeated; and her search for the truth behind the events. . . . The included photos bring to life the narrative.

“Timeless perspective and a timely reminder as atomic survivors dwindle”

Ms. Sussan takes disparate sources, multiple timelines, several perspectives, and her unique position as both an insider and an outsider to one of mankind’s most tragic moments and weaves them together in a compelling narrative. . . . And we get to see much of it through the lens of the American soldier/film maker, Herb Sussan, who captured their stories and then spent the rest of his life in a struggle to be allowed to tell those stories. . . . If you are a WWII buff, this personal look at the aftermath of the dawn of the nuclear age is a must. If you like uncovering dusty but fascinating corners of history, read this book. If you just enjoy a good read, this is one you will appreciate. . . .