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by John Hersey


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.


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