Peace From Nagasaki: A Collection of Children's Compositions on Peace [cover title]

Nagasaki: Nagasaki World Peace Committee / Nagasaki UNESCO Association, 1976. First Edition. Collection of short anti-war pieces by Japanese children, ages between 9 and 15, published a little over 30 years after the dropping of the atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki during World War II. Many of the children's essays appear to have been written shortly after learning of the extent of the destruction of the atomic bomb. As described by Masami Shiraham (10 years old) after visiting the Atomic Bomb Museum, "I was told that most people got a heavy burn, and drank the water that was rodicactive [sic] in Urakami River; that some were struck by pieces of glass all over; and finally passed away..." (pp. 5-6). Photographs of post-bomb and present-day Nagasaki throughout. Quite scarce, with only two copies located in OCLC as of October, 2016, at Swarthmore and the National Diet Library (Japan). Small quarto (25.75cm); photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; 14pp; photographic illus. throughout; text is in English. Light wear to wrapper extremities, else Very Good or better.

Price: $200.00

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