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Holt withdraws 'Last Train From Hiroshima' from sale
Mar 02 2010
Update March 1: After questions have surfaced about the validity of other accounts Pellegrino sourced in The Last Train From Hiroshima, Holt has decided to shelve the title entirely. Holt shipped 18,000 copies of the book and will issue a credit to wholesalers and retailers on returns of the book. Consumers can also seek a credit from their retailer on the title.
Feb 22, 2010: Parts of the The Last Train from Hiroshima by Charles Pellegrino (published Jan 2010) have been proven to be based on untruthful testimony by a serviceman who claimed to have been on The Enola Gay (the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima) but was not. Pellegrino plans to rewrite sections of the book for the paperback and foreign editions of the book. Film rights to the book have apparently been bought by James Cameron.
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