Annotations for Hiroshima


Publisher Group West
A year after the historic bombing that killed at least 100,000 people, John Hersey published this compassionate, journalistic account focusing on six survivors: five Japanese citizens from all stations of life (a clerk, two doctors, a seamstress, and a pastor) and a German missionary priest. These stark, unforgettable portraits of real people caught in an unimaginable event made Hiroshima an enduring classic. This audio edition, read with poignancy and power by Edward Asner, includes Hersey's "final chapter," written 40 years later.


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