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Hiroshima

Hersey, John, 1914-1993 (Book - 1989 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Hersey, John, 1914-1993
Statement of Responsibility: John Hersey
Title: Hiroshima
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1989
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Characteristics: 152 p. ; 18 cm.
Notes: "A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."
Copyright renewed 1973
Reprint. Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1985
Contents: A noiseless flash
The fire
Details are being investigated
Panic grass and feverfew
The aftermath
Summary: 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.
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Japan Hiroshima-shi Atomic bomb Blast effect Hiroshima-shi (Japan) History Bombardment, 1945
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Atomic bomb
LCCN: 88040016
ISBN: 9780679721031
0679721037
Branch Call Number: 940.5425 H
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Apr 30, 2014
  • f14peter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great book that puts six people's accounts in order from the time of the bomb exploding to everything that happens afterwards. Great read and only about 220 pages.

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Apr 30, 2014
  • f14peter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

f14peter thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

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