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Illustrations Preface The authors 1. Hiroshima in history and memory: an introduction Michael J. Hogan 2. The decision to use the bomb: a historiographical update J. Samuel Walker 3. Understanding the atomic bomb and the Japanese surrender: missed opportunities, little-known near disasters and modern memory Barton J. Bernstein 4. Japan's delayed surrender: a reinterpretation Herbert P. Bix 5. The bombed: Hiroshimas and Nagasakis in Japanese memory John W. Dower 6. Exotic resonances: Hiroshima in American memory Paul Boyer 7. The quest for a peace culture: the A-bomb survivors' long struggle and the new movement for redressing foreign victims of Japan's war Seiitsu Tachibana 8. History, collective memory and the decision to use the bomb J. Samuel Walker 8. The Enola Gay controversy: history, memory and the politics of presentation Michael J. Hogan.