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Hiroshima
     

Hiroshima

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by John Hersey
 

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On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city. This book tells what happened on that day, told through the memoirs of survivors.

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On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city. This book tells what happened on that day, told through the memoirs of 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141041865
Publisher:
Viking Penguin
Publication date:
04/28/2009

Meet the Author

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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Hiroshima 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
memsie More than 1 year ago
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.
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Tanner Niggli More than 1 year ago
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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Vincent Devassy More than 1 year ago
The book is very inspiring and great. it really shows how disasterous the atom bomb was!!
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