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Hiroshima # : Vintage Ser. - John Hersey

Hiroshima #

Vintage Ser.


Published: 4th March 1989
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The story of the first atomic bomb and its effects, told by the survivors.

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 wrote several nonfiction books and numerous novels, including A Bell for Adano, which won the Pulitzer Prize.


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Really confronting. Great journalism

By Kaitlyn

from New South Wales, AU

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Hiroshima #:

    Studied this book for extension one English. It's a very confronting look into the events of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshime. A really good piece of journalism although a little dry at stages.

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    ISBN: 9780679721031
    ISBN-10: 0679721037
    Series: Vintage Ser.
    Audience: Children
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 152
    Published: 4th March 1989
    Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 10.6  x 1.2
    Weight (kg): 0.08