August 6th, 1945, Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department at the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place in the plant office and was turning her head to speak to the girl at the next desk. At that same moment, Dr. Masakazu Fujii was settling down cross-legged to read the Osaka Asahi on the porch of his private hospital, overhanging one of the seven deltaic rivers which divide Hiroshima; Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura, a tailors widow, stood by the window of her kitchen watching a neighbpur tearing down his house because it lay in the path of an air-raid-defence fire lane; Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge, a German priest of the Society of Jesus, reclined in his underwear on a cot on the top floor of his orders three-storey mission house, reading a Jesuit magazine, Stimmen der Zeit; Dr. Terufumi Sasaki, a young member of the surgical staff of the citys large, modern Red Cross Hospital, walked along one of the hospital corridors with a blood specimen for a Wassennann test in his hand; and the Reverend Mr. Kiyoshi Tammoto, pastor of the Hiroshima Methodist Church, paused at the door of a rich mans house in Koi, the citys western suburb, and prepared to unload a handcart full of things hehad evacuated from town in fear of the massive B29 raid which everyone expected Hiroshima to suffer.
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Book Description Penguin Books, London, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 2015 Edition. First published in 1946 and re-issued and reprinted several times since then. 98 pages. 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima when on 6 August 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children it its white fury. Hersey chronicles what happened through the eyes of six civilians. Bookseller Inventory # 344357
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141982241