In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the
explosion--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in
Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, winner of the 1969
National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological
effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as
providing a last chance to understand--and be motivated to
avoid--nuclear war. This compassionate treatment is a significant
contribution to the atomic age.