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Hiroshima - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
  • Hiroshima - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

Hiroshima - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 28/02/2002
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When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, a new era in human history opened. Written only a year after the disaster, John Hersey brought the event vividly alive with this heart-rending account of six men and women who survived despite all the odds. A further chapter was added when, forty years later, he returned to Hiroshima to discover how the same six people had struggled to cope with catastrophe and with often crippling disease. The result is a devastating picture of the long-term effects of one bomb.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141184371

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This book describes in vivid colours, the complete and total annihilation of the city of Hiroshima. John Hersey's book is one of the few history books I've read which didn't over complicate the subject... More

Paperback edition
22nd August 2012
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“Horror of Hiroshima ”

I have a love of history but had never read anything on Hiroshima until I read this.
I myself can't begin to imagine the pure horror that these people faced in the aftermath of the A bomb hitting their town but... More

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5th February 2016
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