Hiroshima by John Hersey

Hiroshima

byJohn Hersey

Mass Market Paperback | March 4, 1989

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$8.95

Earn 45 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about

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.

About 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 Pulitze...
Hiroshima
Hiroshima

by John Hersey

$10.80

In stock online

Not available in stores

The Algiers Motel Incident
The Algiers Motel Incident

by John Hersey

$34.25$38.95

In stock online

Not available in stores

The Wall
The Wall

by John Hersey

$27.00

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:HiroshimaFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.86 × 4.17 × 0.42 inPublished:March 4, 1989Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679721037

ISBN - 13:9780679721031

Look for similar items by category:

Nearby Stores

We found 0 nearby stores

Customer Reviews of Hiroshima

Reviews

Extra Content

From Our Editors

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.