Three of our Contemporary Histories Research Group members, Professor David Lowe, Associate Professor Cassandra Atherton and Dr Alyson Miller, edited The Unfinished Atomic Bomb: Shadows and Reflections (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), and each also contributed to the monograph with individual chapters.
The atomic bombings, because of the sheer scale of their destruction and the long-term effects on the human mind and body, compelled the survivors to live as hibakusha throughout their entire lives. The essays compiled in this book eloquently describe their struggle to come to terms with their mangled lives and analyze how the wider world tried to remember, and sometimes forget, the human cost of the bombing. This is a compassionate, timely, and extremely readable book that reminds readers that it is our responsibility to pass on the memories of the atomic bombing so that there shall be ‘no more Hiroshima and Nagasaki.’
— Fumiko Nishizaki, University of Tokyo