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. See more details below

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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:
9780679721031
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Edition description:
1st Vintage Books edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
439
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.44(d)

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