“HIROSHIMA” By John Hersey. On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima [Japan] 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). This nonfiction book was first published in 1946. In 1999, a panel of journalists led by New York University’s journalism department chose Hiroshima as the best work of journalism in the 20th century. 1973 Paperback edition, 173 pages, no photos or index.
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