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Hiroshima

Author: John Hersey
Publisher: New York, NY : Vintage Books, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hersey, John, 1914-1993.
Hiroshima.
New York, NY : Vintage Books, 1989
(OCoLC)743256721
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hersey
ISBN: 0679721037 9780679721031 9780606001946 0606001948 9780881030259 0881030252
OCLC Number: 680840
Notes: "A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."
Reprint. Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1985.
Target Audience: Young Adult
Description: 152 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: A noiseless flash --
The fire --
Details are being investigated --
Panic grass and feverfew --
The aftermath.
Responsibility: John 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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