2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury.
John Hersey's spare, devastating report on the attack was first published in the New Yorker in 1946. Written in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, it chronicles what happened through the eyes of six civilians who survived against the odds. It is a classic piece of journalism, and a defining moment of the nuclear age.
'One of the most powerful writers of modern times' Washington PostBiografía del autor:
John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, in 1914, and lived there until 1925, when his family returned to the United States. He studied at Yale and Clare College, Cambridge, served for a time as Sinclair Lewis's secretary, and then worked for several years as a journalist. He published seventeen works of fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize winning A Bell for Adano. Besides Hiroshima which was first published in 1946, he wrote six books of essays and reportage. He died in 1993.
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Descripción Penguin, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería GH9780141982243
Descripción Penguin Books, London, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. No Jacket. 2015 Edition. First published in 1946 and re-issued and reprinted several times since then. 98 pages. 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima when on 6 August 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children it its white fury. Hersey chronicles what happened through the eyes of six civilians. Nº de ref. de la librería 344357