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copyright 1946; Alfred A. Knopf publishers; smaller hardbound with green/blue covers and green lettering; book in good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket has issues (see pic).


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Hiroshima is a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Hersey. 

Hiroshima has been continuously in print since its publication, according to later New Yorker essayist Roger Angell, because "[i]ts story became a part of our ceaseless thinking about world wars and nuclear holocaust".


Synopsis -

Hiroshima is the story of six human beings who lived through the greatest single man-made disaster in history.  With what Bruce Bliven called "the simplicity of genius," John Hersey tells what these six - a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest - were doing at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city.  Then he follows the course of their lives hour by hour, day by day, building up with sure, quiet artistry the already classic piece that Lewis Gannett called "the best reporting to come out of this war."

HIROSHIMA by John Hersey

SKU: BS41o
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