Hiroshima On August 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

  • Title: Hiroshima
  • Author: John Hersey
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  • Page: 459
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  • 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 thOn 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.

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    1. This book will: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 t [...]

    2. Haunting. Gut-wrenching.Utterly shame-enducing.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.

    3. It seems almost indecent to put a rating on this book, I feel as if I am giving all these poor people's horrific suffering an excellent. Yet this is a very powerful book, told in a matter of fact, reporting tone and it is an account that puts a human face to this devastation. By following certain survivors we come to see and in my case to care greatly about these poor people. How much suffering and horror this bomb caused, on innocent people at the mercy of their emperor's decisions. People like [...]

    4. I went old school with this one: I printed out the original version of John Hersey's article from The New Yorker's Web site so I could read it in its original three-columns-per-page format and surrounded by advertisements for Chesterfield cigarettes, U.S. Savings Bonds, Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey, Rosalind Russell in RKO's "Sister Kenny," Bell System Overseas Telephone Service, and Knox the Hatter, on Fifth Avenue at Fortieth Street.This is the editorial note that ran with Hersey's story [...]

    5. ১৯৪৫ সালের ৬ অগাস্ট, সকাল সোয়া আটটায় পৃথিবীর প্রথম পারমাণবিক বোমাটি বিস্ফোরিত হল জাপানের হিরোশিমা শহরে। মানুষজনকে নিরাপদে মেরে ফেলার সহজতম উপায় আর কী হতে পারে? বোমা বিস্ফোরণের কেন্দ্রে ৬০ [...]

    6. Let me start with a preambular warning: do NOT buy the kindle edition which is missing Chapter 5. This is the eBook edition published by Pickle Partners (ASIN B00QU4BBTY). Chapter 5 is the John Hersey follow up 40 years later telling the story of the main characters after the original magazine article in 1946. The "illustrated" kindle edition does not disclose that it includes only the 1946 magazine article text. Read a physical edition published after 1989 for a more complete picture.********* [...]

    7. I was 2 when Chernobyl blew up, it was a perfect sunny day (or so I'm told). The airborne nuclear waste was making its way through Poland over to Norway. My parents were pruning blackberry bushes, getting weeds out from between the carrots and the parsnips, blissfully unaware of the horrors going on few hundred km to the east. Little Kasia was helping them out pulling out baby beets with a great enthusiasm. Basking in the toxic sun. The reactor collapse was made public days after the explosion a [...]

    8. On August 6th, 1945, the people of Hiroshima will witness the darkest of days, as at 8.15am a vision of hell on earth shall arrive on their doorsteps, the atomic bomb. 100,000 men, women and children lost their lives with countless more seriously burned, injured and mentally scared for life. This is the story of six survivors including doctors, priests and parents who show great courage, strength and determination at a time of complete and utter chaos to help whose in need. Using a simple prose [...]

    9. “Do not work primarily for money; do your duty to patients first and let the money follow; our life is short, we don't live twice; the whirlwind will pick up the leaves and spin them, but then it will drop them and they will form a pile.” 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 [...]

    10. یک کتاب از هر کشور: 2. ژاپنفکر نکنم کسی باشه که از این فاجعه چیزی به گوشش نرسیده باشه. اسم شهر هیروشیما و ناکازاکی همیشه بمب اتم رو همراه با خودش میارهولی اینکه بودن در شهری که بالای سرش اولین بمب اتم منفجر میشه و حداقل صد و پنجاه هزار نفر رو می کشه ولی تو به طرز عجیبی زنده می مونی [...]

    11. I always wondered if those atomic bombs had not been dropped, would that have increased the chances some other president or other country might have dropped one later in history? Did they serve as a deterrent once everyone witnessed the results? 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." In [...]

    12. Most painful and most disturbing even after seventy years. KOJIRI Tsutomu; Shrine gate and the Hiroshima Dome.[Image taken from Children of the Atomic Bomb; used without permission](see status updates for more images)

    13. It is not often that I find myself unable to convey the magnitude of importance a book has - but that is exactly where I am at when trying to describe this book. Read it - look at our world - try to get others to read it - hopefully a critical mass of common sense will implode in our collective hearts.

    14. 3.75 starsSince 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 Hac [...]

    15. We've all heard about the Atomic bomb, whether it's the Scientific or Military point of view, it's always referred to as something majestic and always entails awe and power. John Hersey's journalistic master-piece uses a different approach, it uses the humanistic view towards the use of the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Mr. Hersey writes it in a matter-of-fact way. Cold, detached, and straight to the point. He doesn't add drama or enhances the material, the blunt truth is enough to make it affecting [...]

    16. This book had its disturbing moments but it was very exciting.The book described the experience that these six survivors had after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city,Hiroshima. Jhon Hersey included even the smallest but most dramatic details from their stories. Not just researching but to acctually talk to the people who witness this horrible event was brilliant. It is a serious and definitly captivating book.I truly reccomend this book to those who enjoy exciting world histroy book.

    17. This is one of those books I meant to read years ago but never found the time, even considering the short length. I knew the book began as an article Hersey published in The New Yorker, roughly one year after the events described. I am surprised this book did not effect me more. Not that I planned to be lost in newly discovered grief but I am afraid that the knowledge I already possessed about this period deadened my reaction to Hersey's words. I have read more terrifying accounts but I am sure [...]

    18. On 6th August, 1945 the first ever Atomic bomb was dropped on humanity. The location was Hiroshima in Japan. A lively city that was touted to be the capital of Japan at the fall of Tokyo in World War II was in a moment turned into a dead city with nothing but ruins.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 [...]

    19. This book is amazing as you can't put it down although it is such a sad true story. It is told from eye witness accounts and relatives generations after. The day the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The story is told in the days before and after and gets you thinking about more than just the minutes during the actual detonation. In the days leading up to the event many planes fly over, some drop bombs but the Japanese go about their daily business, only scattering if it lands in the same bu [...]

    20. The horrifying testimonies of six civilians in the days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, included are an impressive set of pictures, particularly chilling are the before and after photos. A must read.

    21. 'When he had penetrated the bushes, he saw there were about twenty men, and they were all in exactly the same nightmarish state: their faces were wholly burned, their eyesockets were hollow, the fluid from their melted eyes had run down their cheeks. [] Their mouths were mere swollen, pus-covered wounds, which they could not bear to stretch enough to admit the spout of the teapot.' (pp.51-52)Really powerful account of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, its immediate impact on the [...]

    22. Today's world leaders, especially Trump, should read this book. In the case of Trump, who by his own reporting doesn't read, maybe he could have someone else read it for him and break it down point by point into twitter style updates. Just sayingThose 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 sur [...]

    23. I read this very quietly. And I don’t mean by isolating myself in a silent room. Quietly as in with careful consideration of the words Hersey uses. It’s a book that reads very serenely. Isn’t that strange and awful?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 sep [...]

    24. Primero fue la bomba (explosión silenciosa, luz cegadora). Unos segundos después, el cielo se oscurece, se hace de noche. Empieza a llover, unas gotas demasiado grandes como para ser normales. Es la famosa black rain de la fisión nuclear. Ahora viene el fuego, que durante muchas horas arrasa con la mayoría de las construcciones de la ciudad. La bomba cayó exactamente a las 8.15 de la mañana. Lo que pasó en esos primeros segundos -indescriptible para los que lo vivieron-, resultó en 100.0 [...]

    25. ETA: Check out these two books too:Truman (My review: /review/show)American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (My review: /review/show)********************************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 to it was not one of pure love. Yes, I liked the book. I [...]

    26. A very interesting non-fiction, heart-rending story of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in August of 1945. It follows six people who survived, and the story is told in such a way that the reader can follow what happened chronologically through time and see what the people there went through. So sad :'(

    27. The writer takes a strictly journalistic and impersonal approach to his reporting on the bombing of Hiroshima. This is meant to leave readers to form their own conclusions on the ethical aspects of this disaster. Perhaps, at the time this story was published in its entirety by the New Yorker, there was little knowledge or comprehension in the West about the horrible effects of this "greatest achievement of organized science in history" (excerpt from statement by US President Harry Truman who ord [...]

    28. হিরোশিমা আর নাগাসাকি, মানব সভ্যতার দুটো লজ্জার নাম। কী হয়েছে, কেন হয়েছে ইত্যাদির পেছনে অনেক যুক্তি বা অনেক ব্যাখ্যা দাঁড় করাবার চেষ্টা করা হতো আগে, এখন মনে হয় তাতে কাজ হবে না ধরে নিয়ে গিল্টি প [...]

    29. I read this up at grandmother's cottage on Lake Michigan during summer break from high school. I had previously read quite a bit of near-future science fiction describing the effects of nuclear blasts, but never something so long describing real effects on real people. The fact that its author had been a war correspondent, involved, like my father, in campaigns on both theatres and awarded a medal for heroism on Guadalcanal, the fact that he had reason to be prejudiced against the Japanese, just [...]

    30. Me cambié a un trabajo súper demandante y hace más de un mes que no terminaba ningún libro. Hoy, estando de viaje, al fin logré leer éste. Lo terminé en Berlín, que está lleno de pequeñas conmemoraciones por el genocidio nazi. Y no podía evitar cruzar las dos situaciones, el horror que las personas somos capaces de cometer contra otras personas. Por qué, para qué. Fui al campo de concentración de Sachsenhausen y la guía era muy lúcida al decir: "éste no es un tema de Alemania, n [...]

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