The Age of Hiroshima

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Princeton University Press
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6.1 X 9.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

Michael D. Gordin is the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton University. His books include Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War (Princeton). G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton and a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea. His books include Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order (Princeton).


"This important book deftly examines the wide range of meanings attached to the atomic destruction of Hiroshima in August 1945. Gordin and Ikenberry bring together some of the very best scholars writing about nuclear weapons and nuclear energy today."--Scott D. Sagan, author of The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons
"The Age of Hiroshima is a unique and innovative collection of original articles that together brilliantly make the point that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki created a new international order with new dangers and new ways of thinking. There is no better text to help students understand the profound influence of nuclear weapons on the global environment. It should be required reading in every history and political science curriculum."--Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, author of A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies
"This impressively broad and richly interdisciplinary book explores the evolving legacies of Hiroshima across the globe and over time. It is essential reading for those who study our nuclear past, present, and future."--Elizabeth N. Saunders, Georgetown University