Hiroshima

Mass Market Paperback | March 4, 1989

byJohn Hersey

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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 of Hiroshima.

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 On August 6, 1945, the United States brought a dark new spectre into the war arena when they dropped the first ever atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Here, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author John Hersey returns to this now famous Japanese city and humanizes the catastrophic through interviews with the people whose stories he had tol...

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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 Yo...

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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 Y...

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 Pulitze...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.87 × 4.17 × 0.48 inPublished:March 4, 1989Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0679721037

ISBN - 13:9780679721031

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 On August 6, 1945, the United States brought a dark new spectre into the war arena when they dropped the first ever atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Here, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author John Hersey returns to this now famous Japanese city and humanizes the catastrophic through interviews with the people whose stories he had told nearly 40 years ago in the original release of Hiroshima. Eloquently written, readers will be moved by the vivid accounts of that fateful day as described by survivors such as, Miss Sasaki and Reverend Tanimoto.