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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 28th 2002
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Read For School
, World War II
Not a light reading, not at all. I was deeply moved by the photographs. The narrative is not very good, at least to me. It is about the lives of 6 different people (doctors, mother, priest; all surivors) and how they went thru before, during and after the atomic bomb. I think it needed "more feeling...
This book is invaluable because it contains nonfiction interviews of *actual* victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. There are five characters here, each with his (I'm using the gender-neutral "he" here) own personal story of what happened to him on that day. It is a weird mix of horrific and...
Some acts are unjustifiable no matter how hard the perpetrators try to rationalize them. Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are undeniably among those. I firmly believe that the War Crimes Trials after World War-II should have been conducted even on some men of the Allied powers. If it’s any consola...
Its one of those books which makes it difficult to write the correct words about it! Its just so simple. It opens a window to how the A-bombing affected people in Hiroshima. Its about people and not the act, or the people who decided to drop the bomb or why.A must read for all!
Every American should read this book to understand that when people say "Freedom isn't free," we're not the only ones bearing the cost. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese — normal people like you and me, getting up, going to work, getting their children off to school — paid the cost of ending World W...