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Publisher Pulls Plug on Hiroshima Book

Guess it’s back to Pandora for James Cameron: Henry Holt and Company has canceled publication of a book about Hiroshima that Cameron had optioned after its author was unable to address charges of fabrication. “It is with deep regret that Henry Holt and Company announces that we will not print, correct, or ship copies of Charles Pellegrino’s The Last Train from Hiroshima,” the company said in a statement. Specifically, Pellegrino was “not able to answer” questions about whether two men in the book actually existed. Pellegrino, who refers to himself as “Dr. Pellegrino,” also claims to have a Ph.D. from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, but the school said it had no record of Pellegrino obtaining that degree. Henry Holt and Company is offering a refund for customers who have purchased the book.