Jun 22, 2021
Hiroshima
Posted 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.

  • Title: Hiroshima
  • Author: John Hersey
  • ISBN: 9780679721031
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hiroshima, U.S.A History Smithsonian Magazine Mar , Hiroshima, U.S.A In , a popular magazine depicted what an atomic bomb would do to New York City in gruesome detail depiction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings ICAN The reason we know this is that the extent of the damage in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in made it nearly impossible to provide aid In Hiroshima per cent of physicians and nurses were killed or injured of hospitals were rendered non functional and per cent of victims had combined injuries including, in most cases, severe burns. All the dedicated burn beds around the world would Hiroshima Was It Necessary The Atomic Bombing of Japan To see an article about whether the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was necessary, click Article For a summary of the above article, click Summary HIGHLY RECOMMENDED The best book on the atomic bombings to come out in years is Racing the Enemy Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa. Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Simple English The Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks on the Empire of Japan during World War II WWII The United States and the Allies were fighting against Japan and slowly winning Two nuclear weapons were dropped on Japan, one on the city of Hiroshima and the other on the city of Nagasaki.The generals wanted to bomb Kokura instead of Nagasaki, but it was too cloudy over Hiroshima Discography Discogs Hiroshima Profile Soul jazz fusion band who is centered around the husband and wife founding members Dan Kuramoto and June Kuramoto They started in the late s creating a long discography line and various different group formations Their current lead singers are Terry Steele and Yvette Nii. How Japan and the U.S Reconciled After Hiroshima Aug , How the U.S and Japan Became Allies Even After Hiroshima and Nagasaki A mushroom cloud rises moments after the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki on Aug , , three World War II History for Kids The Atomic Bomb Hiroshima On August , an atomic bomb named Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan The explosion was huge, the city was destroyed, and tens of thousands of people were killed The bomb was dropped by a plane named the Enola Gay which was piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbetts The bomb itself was over feet long and weighed around , Cancer incidence in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, The Hiroshima and Nagasaki tumour registries, which have been in operation since , are among the few population based cancer registries in Japan This analysis evaluated cancer incidence in Hiroshima and Nagasaki between and The overall age adjusted World Population Standard cancer Claude Eatherly, the Hiroshima Pilot Turned Antinuclear Aug , The Hiroshima Pilot Who Became a Symbol of Antinuclear Protest Claude Eatherly spent years punishing himself for his role in the first atomic bombing His Hiroshima vs Detroit Snopes Aug , Hiroshima vs Detroit Circulating images purport to compare the effects of urban decay in Detroit with the destruction of Hiroshima, Japan by an atomic bomb during World War II. How to Plan a Hiroshima Day Trip from Kyoto, Japan Earth Apr , Hiroshima is the site where the first of two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan during World War II I had imagined Hiroshima to be a radioactive wasteland, a terrible, lingering reminder of the horror of WWII. Hiroshima, mon amour Rotten Tomatoes Hiroshima Mon Amour, aside from being a landmark film that has launched an entire cinematic movement, is an unforgettable love story not of two people but of two longing souls who, because of Top Hotels in Hiroshima, Japan Cancel FREE on most Hiroshima Green Arena Imagine soaking up the atmosphere at Hiroshima Green Arena, a major stadium in Hiroshima City Centre Our travelers also like the monuments and museums in the area It s also full of great shops and restaurants, so you can spend the afternoon having a wander. Twitter We would like to show you a description here but the site won t allow us.

    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

    Paquita Maria Sanchez

    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 [...]


    Jason Koivu

    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.


    Diane S ☔

    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 [...]


    Daniel

    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 [...]


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    Timothy Miyahara

    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 [...]


    Kasia

    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 [...]


    StevenGodin

    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 [...]


    Hirdesh

    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 [...]


    Maede

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    Jimmy

    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 [...]


    Matt

    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


    Jon(athan) Nakapalau

    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.


    umberto

    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 [...]


    Jr Bacdayan

    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 [...]


    Yamilet

    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.


    Kathryn

    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 [...]


    Dhanaraj Rajan

    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 [...]


    Mark

    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 [...]


    Kiwi Begs2Differ✎

    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.


    Martin

    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 [...]


    Shaun

    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 [...]


    TheSkepticalReader

    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 [...]


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    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 [...]


    Chrissie

    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 [...]


    Terris

    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


    Zak

    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 [...]


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    Erik Graff

    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 [...]


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