Hiroshima by John Hersey, published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1946. Hardcover, cloth binding with green lettering on the front cover and spine. 118 pages. 1st Ed. But a later printing, I believe.
This book originally appeared in the New Yorker magazine one year after the war ended, in August, 1946, and took up the whole of the issue. The article was based on interviews with atomic bomb survivors and tells their experiences the morning of the blast and for the next few days and weeks. It was a calm and accurate account of survival in the first city to be destroyed by a single weapon.
The article and book describe the events after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in detail, focusing on the accounts of six individuals. It had such an impact that it was immediately published in book form.
Even today it is obligatory reading for all historians of the Second World War.
Condition: Good++. Front free endpaper has 1” closed tear at top. Covers are worn. Interior bright, tight and clean.
Item ID: BB571
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