in the July 15, 1985 issue of The New Yorker Magazine (the same magazine that…moreHersey himself published "Hiroshima: The Aftermath. Survivors’ stories."
in the July 15, 1985 issue of The New Yorker Magazine (the same magazine that published his watershed "Hiroshima" in the Aug. 24, 1946 issue).
The magazine has kindly placed the entire text of this follow-up online (together with Hersey's original 1946 reporting):
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 ...more
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 more terrible than fiction.
This is the editorial note that ran with Hersey's story ...more
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 ...more
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." ...more
KOJIRI Tsutomu; Shrine gate and the Hiroshima Dome.
[Image taken from Children of the Atomic Bomb; used without permission]
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Since 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 more and more 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 ...more
Just saying...Those 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 ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
Really powerful account of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, its immediate impact on ...more
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 ...more
John Hersey wrote a vivid narration of the bombing following 6 victims; Mrs Nakamura, Dr. Sasaki, Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge, Miss Sasaki, Mr Tanimoto and Dr Fujii; starting from the morning of the d-day, when it happened, after the bombing and the aftermath, where the author revisited these people after a few years had passed. It also shows how these different people lives...more