When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, it was the beginning of a terrifying new ...Show synopsisWhen the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, it was the beginning of a terrifying new episode in human history. 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. He added a further chapter 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 very small bomb.Hide synopsis
Hiroshima (Knopf Publishing Group) – Hardcover (1985)
Professor John Hersey
Hardcover, Knopf Publishing Group 1985
ISBN: 0394548442 ISBN-13: 9780394548449
On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city. This book tells what happened on that day, told through the memoirs of survivors.On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city. This book tells what happened on that day, told through the memoirs of survivors.Hide
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Hiroshima, Japan; 8:00AM. The all-clear sounds for the earlier air raid siren, and the city's citizens go back to their shopping, their reading . . . their every day tasks at hand. It's a windless day, but the sun is beginning to show signs that the day will be a hot one; for those out and about, it's already uncomfortably warm. Throughout the previous weeks, Hiroshima has had numerous false alarm air raid sirens, fraying the nerves of the Japanese inhabitants. Hiroshima has been lucky, being one of the two least bombed cities by the Americans in Japan.
8:16 AM. A flash of light: un-counted tens of thousands are instantly wiped from the face of the Earth. By 8:20 one hundred thousand people are dead, with tens of thousands more to follow in the months following. The world will never be the same, and the stark reality of the bomb has done its job.
Hiroshima was published in 1946, less than a year after the bomb had been dropped. It merited the space of a full issue in the New Yorker magazine, painting the first human picture of the tragedy through the following of six ordinary citizen's lives on that day.
Those six, all very different people, were the lucky ones - and their story is true. Following their lives on that day through this book both shocked and saddened me. This is important reporting at it's finest - a piece of work that resonates as strongly today as it did in it's original time, forcing one to consider the significance of atomic warfare from 1945 to the present and into the future.
Four out of five stars for an excellent essay on an important topic. Everybody should read this work once in their lives - especially those of the younger generation who have heard of the bomb but have never considered the reality and human suffering that goes with it. This one will stay with me for the rest of my life.
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