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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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User 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

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User 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


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About the author (1946)

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

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