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John Richard Hersey (1914-1993), a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and Mew Journalist. A 36-member panel under the aegis of New York University's journalism department judged "Hiroshima" the finest piece of journalism of the 20th century.

The story of the first atomic bomb and its effects, told by the survivors.

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Overview

John Richard Hersey (1914-1993), a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and Mew Journalist. A 36-member panel under the aegis of New York University's journalism department judged "Hiroshima" the finest piece of journalism of the 20th century.

The story of the first atomic bomb and its effects, told by the survivors.

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Library Journal
On the basis of a return visit 40 years after the dropping of the bomb, Hersey has written a ``final chapter'' to one of the most important books to come out of World War II. The new chapter follows a reprint of the original text on the dropping of the first atomic bomb, and is written in the same spare, objective style. In it, Hersey brings up to date the lives of six survivors he covered so brilliantly in 1946. Once again he evokes the humdrum and the surreal elements in the aftermath of the bomb, and with eloquent simplicity he includes statements of other nations' nuclear tests. Compelling, unforgettable, and more timely than ever, this is absolutely essential for collections from junior high on. Robert H. Donahugh, Youngstown and Mahoning Cty. P.L., Ohio
Charles Poore
" Hiroshima "...is the the quitest, and the best, of all the stories that have been writen about the most spectacular explosion in the time of man. " Hiroshima " seems destined to become about the most widely read article and book of our generation.-- Books of the Century; New York Times review, November 1946
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434427984
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2010
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Posted March 17, 2011

    Classic Work - Poor Copy

    Full of mis-scanned words, lacking logical breaks, preceded by a preface in tiny type that cannot be changed - this book was a disappointment. This was a second reading for me - but the nook edition was difficult to navigate. Thanks to John Hersey for recording the story of the 1945 bombing at Hiroshima, but no thanks to the publisher.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

    Read this

    I found this book to be very interesting, it took a moment to keep the people strate because the story jumps from one to another,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2011

    Inspiring

    The book is very inspiring and great. it really shows how disasterous the atom bomb was!!

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Downloading problem

    It wont download

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2011

    does not download

    Why will it not download)

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    Great, classic book,bad scan

    The book's a classic, but the scan job is horrible. Half way in, there are paragraphs missing and so much /#@ kind of stuff scattered into the words it's hard to read. Had I know how bad the scan job was, I wouldn't have bought this version.

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  • Posted April 24, 2011

    Book excellent, nook edition not so much

    The writing is compelling and the story wrenching but the Nook edition is so full of mistakes as to be almost unreadable.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Great read

    Told from several differnt view points. Very interesting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2010

    bad

    bad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2003

    Hiroshima stays with you....

    I read this book 20+ years ago and it has stuck with me ever since. This is a book I recommend that everyone any age reads.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2000

    Hiroshima

    When I first read the title, I thought of one thing, the bomb that the United States dropped. At the time it was a very good idea, but as I read this book it turned my thoughts up side down. John Hersey did an excellent job in providing me with vivid imageries that I will certainly remember for a very long time. He goes into great detail explaining the scenes and all of the horrible incidents that happen in this book. He provides excellent back up information on real events around the world that happened around the time this book took place. He told about different events and how they happened that I never knew before. At times during this book I felt really terrible for the people that had to go through and deal with the bombing. I couldn't even imagine what it would be like to have everything going just fine and then having everything either change or totally disappear. If you haven't had a chance to read this book, I highly recommend it.

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