Hiroshim

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Wildside Press LLC, 2010 - Atomic bomb - 126 pages
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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

Review: Hiroshima

User Review  - Erik Potter - Goodreads

Short, powerful book that is simply told. It follows the lives of a handful of survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. It's an important perspective that will color anyone's moral outlook on history. Read full review

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User Review  - BondLamberty - LibraryThing

Classic text on the atomic bombing Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
24
Section 3
56
Section 4
87
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About the author (2010)

John Richard Hersey was born in Tientsin, China on June 17, 1914 where he lived until 1925 when his family went back to the United States. Hersey worked as a journalist and war correspondent during World War II for Time Magazine and became well known from those writings on the war. He was Master at Pierson College at Yale from 1965 to 1970 and spent the following year as Writer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome. He was a past President of the Authors League of America and was elected by the membership of the American Academy of Arms and Letters to be their chancellor. Hersey's first novel was "A Bell for Adano," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945. The following year he wrote "Hiroshima," which was an account of nuclear devastation and human suffering. Hersey was outspoken against the bombing, leading the fight to reclaim humanity, and spoke out against the nuclear arms race. Hersey was also interested and involved in American public education and he published "The Child Buyer" in 1960. "Key West Tales" was published in 1993. Hersey retired from Yale University and lived between Key West, Florida and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. On March 24, 1993, John Hersey died at his home in Key West leaving behind his wife Barbara, five children and six grandchildren.

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