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Book Number 3489 
Author John Hersey 
Title Hiroshima 
Date 1946 
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf 
Place of Publication New York 
Edition First edition. 
Volume Information  
Cover Original blue cloth boards with green title to upper board and spine, edges uncut.  
Illustration  
Size 8vo. 
Condition Very good condition, no dust jacket. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. 116 pp. 
Reference  
Translation Info  
Notes This is Hersey’s best-known work. An American journalist, he travelled to Hiroshima just months after the blast to collect stories of six survivors whose accounts he narrates in this work of New Journalism. First published in full in the New Yorker, the issue sold out in hours and was rushed into a second printing. Radio stations quickly began airing readings of the article. Time magazine later called Hersey's account of the bombing "the most celebrated piece of journalism to come out of World War II." 
Price (US$) 275  
Short Description Book Asia Far East Japan, Korea; Book Military America; 
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