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Between 1951 and 1962 the Atomic Energy Commission triggered some one hundred atmospheric detonations of nuclear weapons at the Nevada Test Site U.S military troops who participated in these tests were exposed to high doses of radiation Among them was a young Marine named Leonard Bird In Folding Paper Cranes Bird juxtaposes his devastating experience of those atomic e Between 1951 and 1962 the Atomic Energy Commission triggered some one hundred atmospheric detonations of nuclear weapons at the Nevada Test Site U.S military troops who participated in these tests were exposed to high doses of radiation Among them was a young Marine named Leonard Bird In Folding Paper Cranes Bird juxtaposes his devastating experience of those atomic exercises with three visits over his lifetime one in the 1950s before his Nevada assignment, one in 1981, and one in the early 1990s to the International Park for World Peace in Hiroshima.Among the monuments to tragedy and hope in Hiroshima s Peace Park stands a statue of Sadako Sasaki holding a crane in her outstretched arms Sadako was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on her city she was diagnosed with leukemia ten years later According to popular Japanese belief, folding a thousand paper cranes brings good fortune Sadako spent the last months of her young life folding hundreds of paper cranes She folded 644 before she died.As he journeys from the Geiger counters, radioactive dust, and mushroom clouds of the Nevada desert to the bronze and ivory memorials for the dead in Japan, Bird himself a survivor of radiation induced cancer seeks to make peace with his past and with a future shadowed by nuclear proliferation His paper cranes are the poetry and prose of this haunting memoir.
  • Title: Folding Paper Cranes: An Atomic Memoir
  • Author: Leonard Bird
  • ISBN: 9780874808247
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback

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Emily Crow May 22, 2019 - 00:39 AM
This is such a powerful book that, at times, I felt a bit stunned by it. Leonard Bird uses poetry and prose to describe his experiences as a Marine Sergeant, marching through radioactive dust in one of the military's nuclear tests, and his three trips to the Hiroshima Peace Park as he tries to come to terms with the horror of nuclear weapons. Even as his own health has suffered from the long-term effects of radiation exposure (including bone cancer), he struggles to find understanding and hope f [...]
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Anna May 22, 2019 - 00:39 AM
First of all, atrocious cover.Second, fantastic book.
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Randi May 22, 2019 - 00:39 AM
Loved this book. A very short, yet poignant book written by a professor emeritus of Fort Lewis College.
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Adriane Leigh May 22, 2019 - 00:39 AM
Astonishing, horrific and hopeful all at once.
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Jeffrey Tigchelaar May 22, 2019 - 00:39 AM
met this amazing man at a writers conference. had no idea of his story until i found this book much later astonishing.
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Mary May 22, 2019 - 00:39 AM
I would have rated this more highly, however, I thought the writing was poor. The content was fascinating and disturbing
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Folding Paper Cranes: An Atomic Memoir By Leonard Bird Between 1951 and 1962 the Atomic Energy Commission triggered some one hundred atmospheric detonations of nuclear weapons at the Nevada Test Site U.S military troops who participated in these tests were exposed to high doses of radiation Among them was a young Marine named Leonard Bird In Folding Paper Cranes Bird juxtaposes his devastating experience of those atomic e Between 1951 and 1962 the Atomic Energy Commission triggered some one hundred atmospheric detonations of nuclear weapons at the Nevada Test Site U.S military troops who participated in these tests were exposed to high doses of radiation Among them was a young Marine named Leonard Bird In Folding Paper Cranes Bird juxtaposes his devastating experience of those atomic exercises with three visits over his lifetime one in the 1950s before his Nevada assignment, one in 1981, and one in the early 1990s to the International Park for World Peace in Hiroshima.Among the monuments to tragedy and hope in Hiroshima s Peace Park stands a statue of Sadako Sasaki holding a crane in her outstretched arms Sadako was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on her city she was diagnosed with leukemia ten years later According to popular Japanese belief, folding a thousand paper cranes brings good fortune Sadako spent the last months of her young life folding hundreds of paper cranes She folded 644 before she died.As he journeys from the Geiger counters, radioactive dust, and mushroom clouds of the Nevada desert to the bronze and ivory memorials for the dead in Japan, Bird himself a survivor of radiation induced cancer seeks to make peace with his past and with a future shadowed by nuclear proliferation His paper cranes are the poetry and prose of this haunting memoir.

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