On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times).
Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told. His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing
A short, but information-packed, read about the effects of dropping an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945. The author closely examines six survivors of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookworm12 - LibraryThing
A nonfiction chronicle of the lives of six survivors of the Hiroshima bombing. The horrific things experiences by the people who lived there are told in a powerful way. Originally written in 1946, Hersey's book now includes a final chapter that was added in 1989. Read full review