Hiroshima

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Vintage Books, 1989 - History - 152 pages
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 ofHiroshima.
 

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Hiroshima, population of about 250,000, was bombed by the United States, killing nearly 100,000 people and injuring 100,000 more. Through Hersey’s book, he traces the lives of six survivors: Miss ... Read full review

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The personal accounts of the survivors of this tragedy written one year later after the bombing of Hiroshima is very moving and educational. The book is a quick read and I would recommend it. It is ... Read full review

Contents

DETAILS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED
42
PANIC GRASS AND FEVERFEW
66
THE AFTERMATH
91
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John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, in 1914 and lived there until 1925, when his family returned to the United States. He studied at Yale and Cambridge, served for a time as Sinclair Lewis's secretary, and then worked several years as a journalist. Beginning in 1947 he devoted his time mainly to writing fiction. He won the Pulitzer Prize, taught for two decades at Yale, and was president of the Authors League of America and Chancellor of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Hersey died in 1993.

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