"Day 167 – New Year's Day – Tuesday 1st January 2002 – 6.00 pm
I miss my wife, I miss my family and I miss my friends. But the only enemy I have to contend with is boredom and it's a killer. For many prisoners, it is the time when they first experiment with drugs. To begin with, offered by the dealers for nothing, and when they want more, in exchange for a phone card and an ounce of tobacco. Finally, when they're hooked, they'll give anything for a fix – including their life."
Jeffrey Archer's final volume of prison diaries covers the period of his transfer from Wayland to his eventual release on parole in July 2003. It includes a shocking account of the traumatic time he spent in the notorious Lincoln jail and the events that led to his incarceration there – it also throws light on a system that is close to breaking point.
Told with humour, compassion and honesty, the diary closes with a thought-provoking manifesto that should be applauded by the Establishment and prison population alike.
Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years' imprisonment at 12.07pm on Thursday 19th July 2001. Within six hours, Prisoner FF8282, as he is now known, was on suicide watch in the medical wing of Belmarsh top security prison in south London. This, he discovered, is standard procedure for first-time offenders on their first night in jail. By 6.00am the next morning, Archer had resolved to write a daily diary of everything he experienced while incarcerated, because "I have a feeling that being allowed to write in this hellhole may turn out to be the one salvation that will keep me sane". Jeffrey Archer's diary of his first three weeks imprisonment is a raw account of life in a top-security jail in Britain. It is also an indictment of the British penal system. The tales of his fellow inmates – many of whom are in for life – are often moving stories of hopelessness. But there are those, too, who, no matter what their previous histories, attempt to live their prison lives with dignity and integrity. Returning favours, Archer comments, is far more commonplace in prison than outside. The diary should be of interest to anyone concerned with the improvement of our penal system, whether they are concerned citizens, politicians or workers in the prison service.
The No 1. Bestseller and storyteller continues his forceful account of life inside the British penal system. On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. In this second installment of his diaries, Jeffrey Archer recounts the time he spent in Wayland Prison.
This one makes for a very interesting read. Why? Stieg Larsson is the man who created Lisbeth Salander and penned down Millennium Trilogy, one of the best-selling crime thriller series in recent times. But very few know about the actual Larsson, his journalist days or his personal life. Kurdo Baksi, Larrson’s close friend (who also appears in the trilogy as himself) answers some of the questions that Larsson fans have been seeking for quite some time. In a candid tone, Baksi recounts Larsson’s upbringing, his battle against racism and for democracy, his anti fascist magazine Expo, his fascination with feminism, the death threats he faced and the insomnia that led to many sleepless nights.
Five years after his death, Stieg Larsson is best known as the author of the Millennium Trilogy, but during his career as a journalist he was a crucial protagonist in the battle against racism and for democracy in Sweden, and one of the founders of the anti-facist magazine Expo. Kurdo Baksi first met Larsson in 1992; it was the beginning of an intense friendship, and a fruitful but challenging working relationship. In this candid and rounded memoir, Baksi answers the questions a multitude of Larsson's fans have already asked, about his upbringing; the recurring death threats; his insomnia and his vices; his feminism – so evident in his books – and his dogmatism. What was he like as a colleague? Who provided the inspiration for his now-immortal characters (Baksi is one of the few who appears in the trilogy as himself)? Who was Lisbeth Salander?
Laura Bennett is not a soccer mom or a PTA mom or a helicopter mom—and she’s certainly not mother of the year. Another breed of mother entirely, Laura is surely more Auntie Mame than June Cleaver. As a busy mother of six, Laura is on an impossible mission: raising a brood of fast-moving, messy, wild sons in the jungles of Manhattan. So what other choice does she have than to sit back, grab a martini, and let the boys be, er, boys?
In Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday?, Laura gives her irreverent take on modern motherhood and proves that a strong sense of humor and an even stronger sense of self are the mother’s milk of sanity. In a series of refreshingly candid and hilarious anecdotes, she unapologetically breaks every rule in the Brady Bunch playbook: She gives her kids junk food, plays favorites, and openly admits to having “a genetic predisposition to laissez-faire parenting.” Children, she observes, don’t need constant supervision from neurotic, perfectionist parents. Allow kids to make mistakes and entertain themselves and they’ll turn out just fine—even if you do sometimes forget to pick them up from school.
Beyond the mayhem of a life among males, Laura celebrates the glories of womanhood with a generous helping of wit and style. She gives thanks to the fashion gods for the essentials—red lipstick, Manolo Blahniks, and Lycra shapewear—but reminds us that true style comes from an inner compass that points directly at oneself. In every aspect of life, Laura gives one simple, powerful piece of advice: “Dress like you want it or stay home.”
Brutally honest, outrageous, and sure to raise a few eyebrows, Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday? is a riotously funny read—and it’ll go fabulously well with your new handbag.
The Loss of the SS. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons, by One of the Survivors
The sinking of the Titanic has captured the imagination of the public like no other tragedy of the modern age. Lawrence Beesley’s eyewitness account of the disastrous voyage stands as one of the most carefully written and authoritative books on the subject, despite the fact that it was published only months after the event. Beesley was uniquely qualified to write this book, having himself been a second class passenger aboard the SS Titanic. He gives a detailed description of his personal experiences aboard the doomed luxury liner, setting the record straight on many topics, as well as presenting the event from a variety of other perspectives. Rich in both narrative detail and compassion, The Loss of the S.S. Titanic should be the first port of call for anyone interested in the famous ship.
On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamist students, inspired by the revolutionary Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran. They took fifty-two Americans hostage, and kept nearly all of them hostage for 444 days. The Iran hostage crisis was a watershed moment in American history. It was America’s first showdown with Islamic fundamentalism, a confrontation at the forefront of American policy to this day. It was also a powerful dramatic story that captivated the American people. Communities across the country launched yellow ribbon campaigns. ABC began a new late-night television news program—which would become Nightline—recapping the latest events in the crisis, and counting up the days of captivity. The hostages’ families became celebrities, and the never-ending criticism of the government’s response crippled Jimmy Carter’s reelection campaign. In the end, the crisis changed the way Americans see themselves, their country, and the rest of the world.
In Guests of the Ayatollah, Mark Bowden, “a master of narrative journalism” (The New York Times Book Review), tells this sweeping story through the eyes of the hostages, the soldiers in a new special forces unit sent on the impossible mission to free them, their radical, naive captors, and the diplomats working to end the crisis. Bowden takes us inside the hostages’ cells, detailing their daily lives, and inside the Oval Office for meetings with President Carter and his exhausted team. We travel to international capitals where shadowy figures held clandestine negotiations, and to the deserts of Iran, where a courageous, desperate attempt to rescue the hostages exploded into tragic failure.
This is Mark Bowden’s first major work since Killing Pablo. He spent five years researching the crisis, including numerous trips to Iran and countless interviews with those involved on both sides. Guests of the Ayatollah is a remarkably detailed, brilliantly re-created, and suspenseful account of a crisis that gripped and ultimately changed the world.
From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.
After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda—a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track—demanded an innovative approach. Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war—the fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish.
Im Namen des Staates: CIA, BND und die kriminellen Machenschaften der Geheimdienste
Der sogenannte KoKo-Untersuchungsausschuß im Deutschen Bundestag sollte eigentlich Klarheit in die Stasi-Machenschaften des Herrn Schalck-Golodkowski bringen. Doch sobald die Rede auf westliche Geheimdienste und ihre Rolle im schmutzigen Spiel um Waffen, Geld und Drogen kam, wurde abgeblockt. Die Bösen saßen nur im Osten - BND, CIA und Mossad waren sauber. Der Abgeordnete von Bülow wurde mißtrauisch, begann auf eigene Faust zu recherchieren und deckte schließlich eine systematische Verschränkung geheimdienstlicher Operationen mit der organisierten Kriminalität und dem Terrorismus auf: Geheimdienste produzieren Schwarzgeld, mit dem sie illegale Operationen finanzieren, machen Gewinne im Rauschgifthandel und verüben Attentate - die Liste ist ebenso lang wie aufsehenerregend. Ein packender und schockierender Tatsachenbericht.
The Autobiography of the Top-ranked Marine Sniper
A non fiction book
With more than sixty confirmed kills, Jack Coughlin is the Marine Corps' top-ranked sniper. Shooter is his harrowing first-person account of a sniper's life on and off the modern battlefield.Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin is a divorced father of two who grew up in a wealthy Boston suburb. At the age of nineteen, although he had never even held a gun, he joined the Marines and would spend the next twenty years behind the scope of a long-range precision rifle as a sniper.In that time he accumulated one of the most successful sniper records in the Corps, ranging through many of the world's hotspots. During Operation Iraqi Freedom alone, he recorded at least thirty-six kills, thirteen of them in a single twenty-four-hour period.Now Coughlin has written a highly personal story about his deadly craft, taking readers deep inside an invisible society that is off-limits to outsiders. This is not a heroic battlefield memoir, but the careful study of an exceptional man who must keep his sanity while carrying forward one of the deadliest legacies in the U.S. military today.
A book with a punch equal to its publicity hype! Journalist Carcaterra tells with gripping force of his days growing up in the tough New York City neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen in the 1960s (the names have been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty). He and his three closest buddies engaged in petty crime until the day their tricks got out of hand and escalated into a major offense, for which they were sent to a juvenile home in upstate New York. They were tormented during their months there, not by other young inmates but by their adult guards, who brutalized them relentlessly in a program of horror and torture that included rape. Once out, once grown up, one of the boys became a lawyer, and through a bizarre twist of events worthy of being turned into a movie (in fact, the movie rights have been sold, with Barry Levinson lined up as director), he, Carcaterra, and the other two friends expose the horrible wrongs they suffered in that detention home. Both difficult to read and difficult to put down, this book will garner lots of attention, and as a result, readership demand will be high.
Reason to be afraid—over 50 unsolved cases of serial murder. Fact: murderers and serial killers do not always get caught. Behind every headline of a newsworthy conviction lie other cases of vicious murderers who got away, and who remain somewhere among us. Here in one giant volume are more than 50 of the most serious serial killings and other murder cases that continue to remain unsolved.
The cases covered in this alarming book include: Argentina’s crazed highway killer, responsible for mutilating and killing at least five people since 1997 and dumping their bodies along remote highways The Green River Killer, who has claimed at least 49 lives in the Seattle-Tacoma area South Africa’s “Phoenix Strangler,” suspected of killing 20 women The Twin Cities Killer, responsible for more than 30 murders on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the victims were mostly prostitutes Costa Rica’s elusive “El Psicópata” (The Psychopath), thought to have murdered at least 19 people in this small, quiet Central American country “The Monster of Florence,” responsible for a series of 15 sexual slayings just outside Florence, where all the victims were courting couples.
NIGEL CAWTHORNE is the author of The World’s Greatest Serial Killers, and Killers: The Most Barbaric Murderers of Our Times, as well as numerous other books. His writing has appeared in over a hundred and fifty newspapers, magazines and partworks—from the Sun to the Financial Times, and from Flatbush Life to The New York Trib. He lives in London.
El Hombre De Hielo. Confesiones de un asesino a sueldo de la mafia
Durante más de cuarenta años, Richard Kuklinski, «el Hombre de Hielo», vivió una doble vida que superó con creces lo que se puede ver en Los Soprano. Aunque se había convertido en uno de los asesinos profesionales más temibles de la historia de los Estados Unidos, no dejaba de invitar a sus vecinos a alegres barbacoas en un barrio residencial de Nueva Jersey. Richard Kuklinski participó, bajo las órdenes de Sammy Gravano, «el Toro», en la ejecución de Paul Castellano en el restaurante Sparks. John Gotti lo contrató para que matara a un vecino suyo que había atropellado a su hijo accidentalmente. También desempeñó un papel activo en la muerte de Jimmy Hoffa. Kuklinski cobraba un suplemento cuando le encargaban que hiciera sufrir a sus víctimas. Realizaba este sádico trabajo con dedicación y con fría eficiencia, sin dejar descontentos a sus clientes jamás. Según sus propios cálculos, mató a más de doscientas personas, y se enorgullecía de su astucia y de la variedad y contundencia de las técnicas que empleaba. Además, Kuklinski viajó para matar por los Estados Unidos y en otras partes del mundo, como Europa y América del Sur. Mientras tanto, se casó y tuvo tres hijos, a los que envió a una escuela católica. Su hija padecía una enfermedad por la que tenía que estar ingresada con frecuencia en hospitales infantiles, donde el padre se ganó una buena reputación por su dedicación como padre y por el cariño y las atenciones que prestaba a los demás niños… Su familia no sospechó nada jamás. Desde prisión, Kuklinski accedió conceder una serie de entrevistas.
Книга «Как выжить с мужчиной» напоминает собой так модные в последнее время сборники полезных советов типа «Как стать красивым, здоровым и богатым». Разумеется, наблюдения, а также забавные замечания и советы, которыми делится автор, – это скорее пародии на подобные рекомендации, написанные со свойственными Хмелевской иронией и юмором. Но, надо отметить, сквозь забавную форму проступают весьма верные и очень даже жизненные наблюдения.
From the best-selling author of The Dew Breaker, a major work of nonfiction: a powerfully moving family story that centers around the men closest to her heart-her father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph.
From the age of four, Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her “second father,” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for a better life in America. Listening to his sermons, sharing coconut-flavored ices on their walks through town, roaming through the house that held together many members of a colorful extended family, Edwidge grew profoundly attached to Joseph. He was the man who “knew all the verses for love.”
And so she experiences a jumble of emotions when, at twelve, she joins her parents in New York City. She is at last reunited with her two youngest brothers, and with her mother and father, whom she has struggled to remember. But she must also leave behind Joseph and the only home she's ever known.
Edwidge tells of making a new life in a new country while fearing for the safety of those still in Haiti as the political situation deteriorates.Â But Brother I'm Dying soon becomes a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. Late in 2004, his life threatened by an angry mob, forced to flee his church,Â the frail, eighty-one-year-old Joseph makes his way to Miami, where he thinks he will be safe.Â Instead,Â he is detained by U.S. Customs, held by the Department of Homeland Security, brutally imprisoned, and dead within days. It was a story that made headlines around the world. His brother, Mira, will soon join him in death, but not before he holds hope in his arms: Edwidge's firstborn, who will bear his name-and the family's stories, both joyous and tragic-into the next generation.
Told with tremendous feeling, this is a true-life epic on an intimate scale: a deeply affecting story of home and family-of two men's lives and deaths, and of a daughter's great love for them both.
"Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part, that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them."-Create Dangerously
In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile, examining what it means to be an immigrant artist from a country in crisis. Inspired by Albert Camus' lecture, "Create Dangerously," and combining memoir and essay, Danticat tells the stories of artists, including herself, who create despite, or because of, the horrors that drove them from their homelands and that continue to haunt them. Danticat eulogizes an aunt who guarded her family's homestead in the Haitian countryside, a cousin who died of AIDS while living in Miami as an undocumented alien, and a renowned Haitian radio journalist whose political assassination shocked the world. Danticat writes about the Haitian novelists she first read as a girl at the Brooklyn Public Library, a woman mutilated in a machete attack who became a public witness against torture, and the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and other artists of Haitian descent. Danticat also suggests that the aftermaths of natural disasters in Haiti and the United States reveal that the countries are not as different as many Americans might like to believe.
Create Dangerously is an eloquent and moving expression of Danticat's belief that immigrant artists are obliged to bear witness when their countries of origin are suffering from violence, oppression, poverty, and tragedy.
The Nuclear Hazards of the Recovery of the Nuclear Powered Submarine Kursk
The Russian Federation nuclear powered submarine Kursk sank in August 2000 with the loss of all 118 lives on board. In May 2001 the Russian Federation entered into a contract with the Dutch consortium Mammoet-Smit for the recovery of the Kursk on the condition that it had to be completed within that year. The consortium prepared for this World-first salvage of a nuclear powered and conventionally armed submarine that was very substantially damaged lying at 110m in the icy waters of the Barents Sea. Working at sometimes breathtaking pace, Mammoet-Smit prepared, lifted and transported the wreckage of the Kursk delivering her to a floating dock at Rosljakovo, about 200km south of the foundering site, in just over six months from the contract date. This paper tracks how the nuclear and other hazards of the Kursk, its nuclear reactors and weaponry were assessed and monitored throughout the recovery and salvage program, and it provides an insight into the reasons why the Kursk sank.
Mark Easton’s Britain Etc. looks at the UK through its relationship to 26 subjects — one for each letter of the alphabet. From Alcohol, Beat Bobbies, Cheese and Dogs through Immigration, Justice, Knives and Murder to the Queen, Umbrellas, Vegetables and the Zzzz of a well-deserved rest, the book's meticulously researched but accessible essays map the back-story of contemporary Britain. With each lettered chapter, the reader is invited to look at the United Kingdom in a new way: standing back to see our small islands in a global or historical context, and then diving down to scrutinise vital details that may be overlooked. Taken together, the essays reveal a Britain that cannot be seen through the prism of daily news or current affairs. A park, a wedding, a beggar and a carrot all take on new significance once you have read Britain Etc. As the UK welcomes millions of visitors to its shores for the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this is a book that offers insight into the psyche of Britain; a nation's obsessions, prejudices, values and idiosyncrasies. What sort of place is it, what are the natives like, and how did we get to where we are?
VASILE ERNU este născut în URSS în 1971. Este absolvent al Facultăţii de Filozofie (Universitatea „A.I. Cuza”, Iaşi, 1996) şi al unui master de filozofie (Universitatea „Babeş-Bolyai”, Cluj-Napoca, 1997). A fost redactor fondator al revistei „Pbilosophy & Stuff” şi redactor asociat al revistei „Idea artă + societate”. A activat în cadrul fundaţiilor Idea şi Tranzit si al editurilor Idea si Polirom. În ultimii ani a avut rubrici de opinie în „România liberă, HotNews, Timpul” şi „Adevărul”, precum şi rubrici permanente în revistele „Noua literatură, Suplimentul de cultură” şi „Observator cultural”. A debutat cu volumul „Născut în URSS” (Polirom, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013), tradus în rusă, bulgară, spaniolă, italiană, maghiară şi poloneză. Cartea a fost nominalizată la Premiul de debut al revistei „Cuvîntul”, Premiul pentru roman şi memorialistică al revistei „Observator cultural” şi Premiul Opera Prima al Fundaţiei Anonimul şi a fost distinsă cu Premiul pentru debut al „României literare” şi cu Premiul pentru debut al Uniunii Scriitorilor din România. A mai publicat: „Ultimii eretici ai Imperiului” (2009, Polirom; nominalizată la Premiul pentru eseu al revistei „Observator cultural” şi distinsă cu Premiul „Tiuk!;” tradusă în Italia şi în curs de publicare în Rusia); „Ceea ce ne desparte. Epistolarul de la Hanul lui Manuc” (împreună cu Bogdan-Alexandru Stănescu, 2010, Polirom); „Intelighenţia rusă azi” (2012, Cartier); „Sînt un om de stînga” (2013, Cartier). A coordonat: „Iluzia anticomunismului. Lecturi critice ale Raportului Tismăneanu” (împreună cu Costi Rogozanu, Ciprian Şiulea şi Ovidiu Ţichindeleanu, 2008, Cartier); „Ucraina live. Criza din Ucraina: de la Maidan la război civil” (împreună cu Florin Poenaru, 2014, Tact). Este unul dintre fondatorii şi coordonatorii proiectului www.criticatac.ro. Mai multe detalii pe www.ernu.ro şi www.nascutinurss.ro.
In their latest adventure, precocious 14-year-old reporters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson get a chance to help major Washington newspapers cover the Army-Navy football game and stumble across an illegal gambling racket, perpetrated by the game’s officiating squad. Along the way, the cub reporters meet a number of actual famous people (Bob Woodward and Barack Obama, among others). Some of the dropped names of retired players and other old guys will have little resonance with young readers, and fans of the series will recognize that the mystery here isn’t as compelling as those in previous installments. Still, sports fans, especially college football followers, will enjoy the behind-the-scenes look at the famous game.
At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both were survivors of previous horrific divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the United States government, which – after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing – gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving into this topic completely, trying with all her might to discover through historical research, interviews, and much personal reflection what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. Told with Gilbert's trademark wit, intelligence and compassion, Committed attempts to 'turn on all the lights' when it comes to matrimony, frankly examining questions of compatibility, infatuation, fidelity, family tradition, social expectations, divorce risks and humbling responsibilities. Gilbert's memoir is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.
This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls "Anne Lamott's hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister") is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.
Bientôt le Débarquement, bientôt la Libération, c'est ce qu'espèrent les Français en janvier 1944. Mais le chemin est encore long jusqu'au tombeau du IIIe Reich, la capitulation allemande. C'est cette marche vers le triomphe de la liberté que Max Gallo raconte, achevant ainsi sa grande Histoire de la Seconde guerre mondiale.
1944: Roosevelt et Churchill mettent en place le débarquement des troupes anglo-américaines sur les côtes normandes prévu le 6 juin 1944. De Gaulle, maintenu à l'écart, rêve de fouler le sol français libéré par son peuple et de rendre à la France sa souveraineté. Prises en étau par les forces alliées, les puissances de l'Axe capitulent les unes après les autres. En France, la violence monte, barbare, sanglante. La Résistance s'unit et s'organise, les maquisards des Glières et du Vercors se sacrifient, alors que miliciens, collaborateurs et soldats allemands, en représailles, massacrent des innocents. Hitler, qui échappe à un attentat fomenté par son propre camp en juillet 1944, et malgré la débandade de ses troupes, croit encore à la victoire; mais, devant l'entrée des Russes à Berlin, il se suicide d'une balle dans la tête, laissant une semaine plus tard ses généraux signer la reddition sans condition de l'Allemagne le 8 mai 1945. Dans le Pacifique, les combats sont acharnés. Pour faire plier les Japonais, l'état-major américain utilise l'arme atomique: sur Hiroshima, le 6 août 1945, et sur Nagasaki, le 9 août. Le 2 septembre, les Japonais ont capitulé, l'armistice est signée.
1945: au prix de dizaines de millions de morts, la paix est revenue, la liberté a triomphé. Un nouveau monde est à construire.