August 6th, 1945, 9.15 a.m. Six miles above Hiroshima, the bombardier of the Enola Gay releases an atomic bomb into the freezing skies.
Seconds later, the city is obliterated in a single, monumental blast of fire.
The destruction is immediate and catastrophic, as if a small sun had suddenly exploded.
Tens of thousands of people are instantly annihilated.
In that moment, the world will never be the same again.
Combining a rich array of interviews with gripping storytelling, Stephen Walker's Shockwave presents an extraordinary and unforgettably moving portrait of one of the defining events of the twentieth century.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, 2x8pp black and white
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 22/05/2006
- Category: Australasian & Pacific history
- ISBN: 9780719566264