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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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Book Description Penguin, 2015. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780141982243
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