The A-Bomb Exhibition

Busse Library provides the following list of resources from its collection about Japan's history in World War II, the path to the atomic bomb and the Manhattan Project, the bombings and their aftermath, as well as the path to peace after nuclear war. A PDF version of the bibliography is available for printing.

Japan: The Nation's History and World War II

  • Bowring, Richard John. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan. [DS805 .C36 1993 REF}
  • Collcutt, Martin. Cultural Atlas of Japan. [DS 821 .C62 1988 REF]
  • Dear, Ian. The Oxford Companion to World War II. 1995. [D740. O93 1995]
  • Hall, John Whitney. The Cambridge History of Japan. [DS 835 .C36 1988 REF]
  • Pimlott, John. The Historical Atlas of World War II. [G1038 .P55 1995 REF]
  • Sandler, Stanley. World War II in the Pacific: An Encyclopedia. [D767 .W68 2001 REF]
  • Tucker, Spencer. Encyclopedia of World War II: A Political, Social, and Military History. [D740 .E516 2005 REF]

The Path to the Atomic Bomb: The Manhattan Project

  • Baker, Paul R., ed. The Atomic Bomb: The Great Decision. C1976. [HD9698.A28 B3x]
  • Bernstein, Barton J. The Atomic Bomb: The Critical Issues. c1976. [E813 .A85]
  • Bird, Kai., and Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. 2005. [QC16.O62 B57 2005]
  • Boyer, Paul S. By the Bomb’s Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age. 1985. [E169.12 .B684 1985]
  • Hershberg, James G. James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age. 1993. [CT275.C757 H46 1993].
  • Jungk, Robert. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists. (1958) [QC773 .J813]
  • Moyer, Bill D. I. I. Rabi, Man of the Century. c1984. [VIDEO QB 461.3 .R34x]
  • Olivier, Laurence. The World at War: Volume 24, The Bomb. (1982) [VIDEO D 501 .W6x v.24]
  • Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb. c1986. [QC773 .R46 1986]
  • Snow, C.P. (Charles Percy) The Physicists. 1981. [QC7 .S63 1981]
  • Taylor, David C. Japan Under American Occupation. (2002) [DVD D 767.2 .J62]

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Bombings and Their Aftermath

  • Bennett, Jeremy. Hiroshima: The Decision to Drop the Bomb. (c1995) [VIDEO D 767.25 .H6 H55]
  • Chinnock, Frank W. Nagasaki: The Forgotten Bomb. (1969) [D767.25.N3 C5]
  • Hachiya, Michihiko. Hiroshima Diary; The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945. (1955) [D767.25.H6 H3]
  • Hershey, John. Hiroshima. 1946. [D767.25.H6 H4 1946]
  • Hiroshima-shi Nagasaki-shi Genbaku Saigaish Henshu linkai. Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the physical, medical, and social effects of the atomic bombings. (c1981) [D767.25.H6 H67 1981]
  • Lifton, Robert Jay. Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima. (1968, c1967) [D767.25.H6 L4]
  • Lifton, Robert Jay. To Die To Live: The Survivors of Hiroshima. (c1975) [VIDEO D 767.25 .H6]
  • Mandelbaum, Michael. The Nuclear Revolution: International Politics Before and After Hiroshima. (1981) [D843 .M244]
  • Merton, Thomas. Original Child Bomb: Points for Meditation to be Scratched on the Walls of a Cave. [1962] [D790. M47]
  • Peterson, Leif E. Effects of Ionizing Radiation: Atomic Bomb Survivors and Their Children (1945-1995). (1988) [Net Library Access via Horizon: RC268.55 .E36 1999]
  • Taylor, David C. Japan Under American Occupation. (2002) [DVD D767.2 .J62]
  • Treat, John Whittier. Writing Ground Zero: Japanese Literature and the Atomic Bomb. (1995) [PL726.82.H52 T74 1995]
  • Wheeler, Keith. The Fall of Japan. c1983. [D767.2 .W48 1983]

Nuclear War and the Path to Peace

  • Bok, Sissela. A Strategy for Peace: Human Values and the Threat of War. (c1990) [JX 1952 .B558 1990]
  • Castelli, Jim. The Bishops and the Bomb: Waging Peace in a Nuclear Age. (1983) [BX 1795.A85 C37 1983]
  • Fahey, Joseph J., and Richard Armstong, eds. A Peace Reader: Essential Readings on War, Justice, Non-Violence, and World Order. C1992. [JX 1952 .P345 1992]
  • Gioseffi, Daniela. Women on War: Essential Voices for the Nuclear Age. (c1988) [JX 1965 .W4517 1988]
  • Kurtz, Lester R., ed. The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict. (c1999) [HM 291 .E625 1999 REF]
  • Lynn-Jones, Sean M. The Cold War and After: Prospects for Peace. (1993) [D 843. C57725 1993]
  • Murnion, Philip J., ed. Catholics and Nuclear War: A Commentary on the Challenge of Peace, The U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on War and Peace. (1983) [BX 1795.A85 C39 1983 Suppl]
  • Pawlikowski, John, ed. Biblical and Theological Reflections on the Challenge of Peace. (1984) [BR 115.P4 B5x]
  • Peréz de Cuéllar, Javier. The World Encyclopedia of Peace. (c1999) [JZ 5533 .W67 1999 REF]
  • Reilly, Robert R. Justice and War in the Nuclear Age. (c1983) [JX 1974.7 .J87 1983]
  • Schweitzer, Albert. Peace or Atomic War? (c1958) [JX 1974.7 .S3]
  • Sloan, Douglas. Education for Peace and Disarmament: Toward a Living World. (1983) [JX 1974.7 .E28 1983]
  • Wallis, Jim. Waging Peace: A Handbook for the Struggle to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. (c1982) [BR 115.A85 W33 1982]