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Hiroshima By John Hersey Hiroshima On August 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
  • Title: Hiroshima
  • Author: John Hersey
  • ISBN: 9780679721031
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hiroshima By John Hersey 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 thOn 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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    1. John Hersey

      John Richard Hersey was a Pulitzer Prize winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so called New Journalism, in which storytelling devices of the novel are fused with non fiction reportage Hersey s account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of journalism of the 20th century by a 36 member panel under the aegis of New York University s journalism department.

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    1. This book will 1 Make you cry A lot You will cry on your cigarette break at work so that when you go back to your desk, your coworker will see your ragged eyes and think you just got dumped over the phone or found out your cat died No, you were just reading about something roughly one googolplex worse, but you won t even bother trying to explain because your coworker couldn t give two shits about world history, and hadn t even heard about the 2011 mass murder in Oslo until you explained it to he [...]


    2. Haunting Gut wrenching.Utterly shame enducing.In Hiroshima Hersey has cobbled together the tales of a handful of survivors and woven them effortlessly through his narrative to create a spellbinding history lesson not to be forgotten The engrossing eye witness stories are horrifying, too real, and charged with emotion and drama without the least bit of induced melodrama There s no need Hiroshima shows that truth is far terrible than fiction.


    3. It seems almost indecent to put a rating on this book, I feel as if I am giving all these poor people s horrific suffering an excellent Yet this is a very powerful book, told in a matter of fact, reporting tone and it is an account that puts a human face to this devastation By following certain survivors we come to see and in my case to care greatly about these poor people How much suffering and horror this bomb caused, on innocent people at the mercy of their emperor s decisions People like you [...]


    4. I went old school with this one I printed out the original version of John Hersey s article from The New Yorker s Web site so I could read it in its original three columns per page format and surrounded by advertisements for Chesterfield cigarettes, U.S Savings Bonds, Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey, Rosalind Russell in RKO s Sister Kenny, Bell System Overseas Telephone Service, and Knox the Hatter, on Fifth Avenue at Fortieth Street.This is the editorial note that ran with Hersey s story in t [...]



    5. Let me start with a preambular warning do NOT buy the kindle edition which is missing Chapter 5 This is the eBook edition published by Pickle Partners ASIN B00QU4BBTY Chapter 5 is the John Hersey follow up 40 years later telling the story of the main characters after the original magazine article in 1946 The illustrated kindle edition does not disclose that it includes only the 1946 magazine article text Read a physical edition published after 1989 for a complete picture After reading a note wr [...]


    6. I was 2 when Chernobyl blew up, it was a perfect sunny day or so I m told The airborne nuclear waste was making its way through Poland over to Norway My parents were pruning blackberry bushes, getting weeds out from between the carrots and the parsnips, blissfully unaware of the horrors going on few hundred km to the east Little Kasia was helping them out pulling out baby beets with a great enthusiasm Basking in the toxic sun The reactor collapse was made public days after the explosion and only [...]


    7. On August 6th, 1945, the people of Hiroshima will witness the darkest of days, as at 8.15am a vision of hell on earth shall arrive on their doorsteps, the atomic bomb 100,000 men, women and children lost their lives with countless seriously burned, injured and mentally scared for life This is the story of six survivors including doctors, priests and parents who show great courage, strength and determination at a time of complete and utter chaos to help whose in need Using a simple prose reminis [...]


    8. Do not work primarily for money do your duty to patients first and let the money follow our life is short, we don t live twice the whirlwind will pick up the leaves and spin them, but then it will drop them and they will form a pile Stunning Book report on Atomic Bomb explosion by US on Japan during WWII.Special piece of writing and all data s near about the Facts.It expressed frantically , by different perceptions.Reveals by various person was remained alive and their efforts made in that drast [...]



    9. I always wondered if those atomic bombs had not been dropped, would that have increased the chances some other president or other country might have dropped one later in history Did they serve as a deterrent once everyone witnessed the results Or this question If there were survivors, why not practice hiding under your desk Maybe it could save your life Or this If you were a soldier fighting the Japanese, would you want the bombs dropped The Japanese avoided using the word survivors Instead, the [...]


    10. Most painful and most disturbing even after seventy years KOJIRI Tsutomu Shrine gate and the Hiroshima Dome Image taken from Children of the Atomic Bomb used without permission see status updates for images


    11. It is not often that I find myself unable to convey the magnitude of importance a book has but that is exactly where I am at when trying to describe this book Read it look at our world try to get others to read it hopefully a critical mass of common sense will implode in our collective hearts.


    12. 3.75 starsSince many years ago I ve seen this book on display in various bookstores in Bangkok and abroad but I didn t have any motive to buy a copy to read Till I read some books written as and voices that reflect the atomic bomb aftermath in Hiroshima in 1945 before the end of World War II For example, The Crazy Iris and Other Stories of the Atomic Aftermath Grove Press 1985 edited by Kenzaburo Oe, Hiroshima Diary The University of North Carolina Press 1995 by Michihiko Hachiya, Hiroshima No [...]


    13. We ve all heard about the Atomic bomb, whether it s the Scientific or Military point of view, it s always referred to as something majestic and always entails awe and power John Hersey s journalistic master piece uses a different approach, it uses the humanistic view towards the use of the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima Mr Hersey writes it in a matter of fact way Cold, detached, and straight to the point He doesn t add drama or enhances the material, the blunt truth is enough to make it affecting The [...]


    14. This book had its disturbing moments but it was very exciting.The book described the experience that these six survivors had after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city,Hiroshima Jhon Hersey included even the smallest but most dramatic details from their stories Not just researching but to acctually talk to the people who witness this horrible event was brilliant It is a serious and definitly captivating book.I truly reccomend this book to those who enjoy exciting world histroy book.


    15. This is one of those books I meant to read years ago but never found the time, even considering the short length I knew the book began as an article Hersey published in The New Yorker, roughly one year after the events described I am surprised this book did not effect me Not that I planned to be lost in newly discovered grief but I am afraid that the knowledge I already possessed about this period deadened my reaction to Hersey s words I have read terrifying accounts but I am sure at the time [...]


    16. On 6th August, 1945 the first ever Atomic bomb was dropped on humanity The location was Hiroshima in Japan A lively city that was touted to be the capital of Japan at the fall of Tokyo in World War II was in a moment turned into a dead city with nothing but ruins.A Sample Picture The devastation conceded some the existence of some survivors the Japanese government did not want to use the word survivors for it was in a way rendering disrespect to those who had perished So the word used was hibaku [...]


    17. This book is amazing as you can t put it down although it is such a sad true story It is told from eye witness accounts and relatives generations after The day the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima The story is told in the days before and after and gets you thinking about than just the minutes during the actual detonation In the days leading up to the event many planes fly over, some drop bombs but the Japanese go about their daily business, only scattering if it lands in the same building o [...]


    18. The horrifying testimonies of six civilians in the days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, included are an impressive set of pictures, particularly chilling are the before and after photos A must read.


    19. When he had penetrated the bushes, he saw there were about twenty men, and they were all in exactly the same nightmarish state their faces were wholly burned, their eyesockets were hollow, the fluid from their melted eyes had run down their cheeks Their mouths were mere swollen, pus covered wounds, which they could not bear to stretch enough to admit the spout of the teapot pp.51 52 Really powerful account of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, its immediate impact on the lives of [...]


    20. Today s world leaders, especially Trump, should read this book In the case of Trump, who by his own reporting doesn t read, maybe he could have someone else read it for him and break it down point by point into twitter style updates Just sayingThose who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.Read this with my soon to be 9th grader and found it worthwhile as it is a great book to provoke discussion of the real costs of war, human and otherwise, as well as the complex moral issues surro [...]


    21. I read this very quietly And I don t mean by isolating myself in a silent room Quietly as in with careful consideration of the words Hersey uses It s a book that reads very serenely Isn t that strange and awful Hiroshima covers the stories of six survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on 6th August, 1945 This is one of those brief covered topics in school that is difficult to talk about even 70 years after the event Difficult because it shouldn t be so hard to separate the gove [...]


    22. Primero fue la bomba explosi n silenciosa, luz cegadora Unos segundos despu s, el cielo se oscurece, se hace de noche Empieza a llover, unas gotas demasiado grandes como para ser normales Es la famosa black rain de la fisi n nuclear Ahora viene el fuego, que durante muchas horas arrasa con la mayor a de las construcciones de la ciudad La bomba cay exactamente a las 8.15 de la ma ana Lo que pas en esos primeros segundos indescriptible para los que lo vivieron , result en 100.000 muertos La mayor [...]


    23. ETA Check out these two books too Truman My review review show American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer My review review show Remember, my rating is in no way a judgment of the suffering of those who lived through or died as a result of the events that occurred in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.Although it does feel wrong to give this book anything but five stars, my reaction to it was not one of pure love Yes, I liked the book It is an important book that needed to be wr [...]


    24. A very interesting non fiction, heart rending story of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in August of 1945 It follows six people who survived, and the story is told in such a way that the reader can follow what happened chronologically through time and see what the people there went through So sad


    25. The writer takes a strictly journalistic and impersonal approach to his reporting on the bombing of Hiroshima This is meant to leave readers to form their own conclusions on the ethical aspects of this disaster Perhaps, at the time this story was published in its entirety by the New Yorker, there was little knowledge or comprehension in the West about the horrible effects of this greatest achievement of organized science in history excerpt from statement by US President Harry Truman who ordered [...]



    26. I read this up at grandmother s cottage on Lake Michigan during summer break from high school I had previously read quite a bit of near future science fiction describing the effects of nuclear blasts, but never something so long describing real effects on real people The fact that its author had been a war correspondent, involved, like my father, in campaigns on both theatres and awarded a medal for heroism on Guadalcanal, the fact that he had reason to be prejudiced against the Japanese, just m [...]


    27. Me cambi a un trabajo s per demandante y hace m s de un mes que no terminaba ning n libro Hoy, estando de viaje, al fin logr leer ste Lo termin en Berl n, que est lleno de peque as conmemoraciones por el genocidio nazi Y no pod a evitar cruzar las dos situaciones, el horror que las personas somos capaces de cometer contra otras personas Por qu , para qu Fui al campo de concentraci n de Sachsenhausen y la gu a era muy l cida al decir ste no es un tema de Alemania, ni de jud os, ni de los nazis, s [...]


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