To Hell And Back by Charles Pellegrino audiobook

To Hell And Back: The Last Train From Hiroshima

By Charles Pellegrino
Read by David Colacci

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200237067

  • ISBN: 9798200237050

  • ISBN: 9798200237074

Runtime: 18.28 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

To Hell and Back offers listeners a stunning, "you are there" time capsule, wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino's scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written.

At the narrative's core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand—the Japanese civilians on the ground. As the first city targeted, Hiroshima is the focus of most histories. Pellegrino gives equal weight to the bombing of Nagasaki, symbolized by the thirty people who are known to have fled Hiroshima for Nagasaki—where they arrived just in time to survive the second bomb. One of them, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the only person who experienced the full effects of both cataclysms within Ground Zero. The second time, the blast effects were diverted around the stairwell behind which Yamaguchi's office conference was convened—placing him and few others in a shock cocoon that offered protection while the entire building disappeared around them.

Pellegrino weaves spellbinding stories together within an illustrated narrative that challenges the "official report," showing exactly what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and why.

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Author Bio: Charles Pellegrino

Author Bio: Charles Pellegrino

Charles Pellegrino is the author of many books, including Unearthing Atlantis and Her Name, Titanic. He is a paleontologist who designs robotic space probes and relativistic rockets, as well as the scientist whose dinosaur cloning recipe inspired Michael Crichton’s blockbuster novel Jurassic Park. In his spare time, he writes science fiction novels and techno thrillers, which have been met with high acclaim. Winner of the 2000 Isaac Asimov Memorial Award for Science Writing, he lives in New York.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 18.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English