Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hiroshima (John Hersey)


John Hersey

Blurb: When the bomb dropped - August 6, 1945

Miss Toshinki Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works, had just turned her head to chat with the girl at the next desk.

Dr. Masakazu Fuji, a physician, had just sat down to read the paper on the porch of his private hospital.

Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura, a tailor's widow, was watching a neighbour from her kitchen window.

Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge, a German priest, lay on a cot in the mission house reading a Jesuit magazine.

Dr. Terufumi Sasaki, a young surgeon, walked along a hospital corridor with a blood specimen for a Wasserman test.

The Reverend Mr. Kiyoshi Tanimoto, pastor of the Hiroshima Methodist Church, was about to unload a cart of clothes at a rich man's home in the suburbs. 

A hundred thousand people were killed by the atomic bomb. These six were among the survivors. John Hersey tells you their stories. And in this new edition, he has returned to find them forty years tell you their fates.

ISBN: 9780679721031 (Paperback)
Year: 1946 / 1985
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages: 152 (Non-Fiction)


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