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'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August 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 Post
The classic tale of the day the first atom bomb was dropped offers a haunting evocation of the memories of survivors and an appeal to the conscience of humanity
Timeless and compassionate account of the catastrophic event which heralded the coming of the atomic age.
Based on real accounts by Hiroshima survivors, the fictional story of twelve-year-old Sachi follows her witness to the devastation in her city as a result of the bombing and describes her healing process as she helps to rebuild her home. Reprint.
Three survivors of Hiroshima bear witness to the horrific event in prose and poetry
The artist behind the popular Barefoot Gen manga graphic novel provides an account of his life--from his early life in Hiroshima, including his witness to the U.S. atomic-bomb attack and its aftermath, to his most recent thoughts on Japanese imperialism and U.S. policy.
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