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Dropping An Atomic Bomb

A vast devastated area with only a few burned out buildings standingby Chris Crawford

First, I have a good friend who is a hibakusha (survivor of an atomic bombing). She was ten years old and reading a book a little more than a mile from ground zero when the bomb exploded at Hiroshima. She was only slightly injured, but she very nearly died of radiation exposure. I helped her rewrite her memoirs, and we spent many hours discussing the events. Continue reading Dropping An Atomic Bomb