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Bantam Books, 1946 - History - 116 pages
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The story of six people, a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest who all lived through the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the United States.

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Hersey is not a good writer. - Goodreads
Good bit of research journalism. - Goodreads
Hard to read, but very good. - Goodreads
Masterful storytelling and a great historical piece. - Goodreads
Very educational and eye opening. - Goodreads
It is very good for educational purposes. - Overstock.com
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this is a good book and a factual piece of history. every school should recommend reading this book during thier schooling

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Fantastic telling of the events of Hiroshima. Truly something everyone should read and keep in mind for the future of the world as it is the only real life example of what this type of warfare can do ... Read full review


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John Hersey wrote several nonfiction books and numerous novels, including "A Bell for Adano," which won the Pulitzer Prize.

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