Hiroshima
Score: 4.5
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Hiroshima


  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593082362


Hiroshima Book Description :

Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima....

Hiroshima
Score: 4.5
From 35 Ratings

Hiroshima


  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-06-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593080696


Hiroshima Book Description :

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times). Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told. His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima....

Hiroshima
Score: 4.5
From 35 Ratings

Hiroshima


  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : www.bnpublishing.com
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1684116880


Hiroshima Book Description :

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times). Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told. His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima....

Hiroshima
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Hiroshima


  • Author : Clive Lawton
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0763622710


Hiroshima Book Description :

Provides an historical account of the events surrounding the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 during World War II, discussing the long term repercussions and the overall results from a military standpoint....

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Score: 5
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The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


  • Author : J. Poolos
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780791097380


The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Book Description :

Describes the events preceding and during the atomic bomb attacks on Japan in 1945 that effectively ended World War II....

The Age of Hiroshima

The Age of Hiroshima


  • Author : Michael D. Gordin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691193458


The Age of Hiroshima Book Description :

A multifaceted portrait of the Hiroshima bombing and its many legacies On August 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city's destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war and peace, the past and the present, and science and ethics. The Age of Hiroshima traces these complex legacies, exploring how the meanings of Hiroshima have reverberated across the decades and around the world. Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry bring together leading scholars from disciplines ranging from international relations and political theory to cultural history and science and technology studies, who together provide ...

Hiroshima in History and Memory
Score: 2.5
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Hiroshima in History and Memory


  • Author : Michael J Hogan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-03-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521566827


Hiroshima in History and Memory Book Description :

This collection of essays surveys the Hiroshima story....

Hiroshima

Hiroshima


  • Author : Martin McPhillips
  • Publisher : Silver Burdett Pr
  • Release Date : 1985-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0382069765


Hiroshima Book Description :

Traces the development of the atomic bomb and how the decision was made to drop it on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Also discusses the aftermath of that event and its implications for the future of the world....

What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima

What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima


  • Author : Jess Brallier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524792671


What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima Book Description :

Hiroshima is where the first atomic bomb was dropped. Now readers will learn the reasons why and what it's meant for the world ever since. By August 1945, World War II was over in Europe, but the fighting continued between American forces and the Japanese, who were losing but determined to fight till the bitter end. And so it fell to a new president--Harry S. Truman--to make the fateful decision to drop two atomic bombs--one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki--and bring the war to rapid close. Now, even seventy years later, can anyone know if this was the right choice? In a thoughtful account of these history-changing events, Jess Brallier explains the leadup to the bombing, what the terrible results of it were, and how the threat of atomic war has col...

Hiroshima

Hiroshima


  • Author : Andrew J. Rotter
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-02-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191577918


Hiroshima Book Description :

The US decision to drop an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 remains one of the most controversial events of the twentieth century. However, the controversy over the rights and wrongs of dropping the bomb has tended to obscure a number of fundamental and sobering truths about the development of this fearsome weapon. The principle of killing thousands of enemy civilians from the air was already well established by 1945 and had been practised on numerous occasions by both sides during the Second World War. Moreover, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was conceived and built by an international community of scientists, not just by the Americans. Other nations (including Japan and Germany) were also developing atomic bombs in the ...