When the first atom bomb was dropped on 6th August 1945, it devastated a great city and knocked Japan out of the war. John Hersey, an American writer, was sent nine months later to Hiroshima to find out, in human and not scientific terms, what had happened. His narrative, which is built round the experiences of six survivors in a city where some 100,000 men, women and children were killed, supplies an epitaph to those who died in one of history's most catastrophic events and a grave warning to the present and the future.
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'To this day nothing tells better the horror of Hiroshima ... One of the most powerful writers of modern times' Washington Post 'A vision of hell ... its terrible images are reminiscent of Dante's Inferno' The TimesAbout the Author:
John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, in 1914, and lived there until 1925, when his family returned to the United States. He studied at Yale and Clare College, Cambridge, served for a time as Sinclair Lewis's secretary, and then worked for several years as a journalist. He published seventeen works of fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize winning A Bell for Adano. Besides Hiroshima which was first published in 1946, he wrote six books of essays and reportage. He died in 1993.
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