Hiroshima by John Hersey

Hiroshima by John Hersey

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“Hiroshima”, on the other hand, takes the reader back to 1945 when the first atomic bomb was dropped. John Hersey takes the stories of six survivors of Hiroshima. All six of the characters in Hiroshima lived very diverse lives, both before and after the bomb, yet all were bound by the horrors they experienced and their inevitable drive to live and overcome. For some, the motivation to live was private. In this short novel, John Hersey describes what happened to these six survivors when the bomb burst out and what happened to them 40 years later. (more…)

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