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Hiroshima ()


Journalism : NYU Top 100 of the 20th Century (1)

Originally published in the New Yorker, this brief but powerful book recounts the story of six survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.  Through the steady accumulation of horrific details and the avoidance of polemic, Hersey confronts the reader with a matter of fact account of the devastation that followed in the wake of the bomb.  In the final pages, when he raises the question of whether the bombing was moral, he allows the reader to decide.   By providing this absorbing portrait of the consequences, he has enabled readers to, at least, make a better informed decision.

(Reviewed:)

Grade: (B)

  

Websites:

Book-related and General Links:
    -REVIEW: of Hiroshima (John Toland, NY Times Book Review)
    -Bio (John Hersey High School)
    -The Top 100 Works of Journalism In the United States in the 20th Century (NYU School of Journalism)
    -Hiroshima Home Page
    -SPECIAL BRIEFING: HIROSHIMA NEVER AGAIN!
    -ESSAY : The Publication of John Hersey's Hiroshima in The New Yorker (Steve Rothman)
    -REVIEW: of THE CALL     (Eva Hoffman, NY Times)
    -REVIEW: of THE CALL (Robert McAfee Brown, NY Times Book Review)
    -REVIEW: The Call by John Hersey (John K. Fairbank, NY Review of Books)
    -REVIEW; of FLING And Other Stories John Hersey (Vance Bourjaily, NY Times Book review)
    -REVIEW: of BLUES By John Hersey. (Verlyn Klinkenborg, NY Times Book Review)
    -REVIEW: of The Algiers Motel Incident by John Hersey (Edgar Z. Friedenberg, NY Review of Books)
 

If you liked Hiroshima, try:

Rhodes, Richard
           -The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Comments:

Hiroshima wasnt as criticle as the real events that occured. I would give it a C.

- mark twain

- Mar-11-2006, 13:07

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Hiroshima sucked. I would give it an F. You're way too nice to give them a B.

- Moltzar

- Feb-06-2006, 12:19

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