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When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, it was the beginning of a terrifying new episode in human history. This title presents the event with an account of six men and women who survived despite all the odds.

Produktbeschreibung
When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, it was the beginning of a terrifying new episode in human history. This title presents the event with an account of six men and women who survived despite all the odds.
  • Produktdetails
  • Penguin Magnum Collection
  • Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Seitenzahl: 256
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. Mai 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 200mm x 128mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 190g
  • ISBN-13: 9780141041865
  • ISBN-10: 0141041862
  • Artikelnr.: 25842147
Autorenporträt
John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, in 1914, and lived there until 1925, when his family returned to the United States. He studied at Yale and Clare College, Cambridge, served for a time as Sinclair Lewis's secretary, and then worked for several years as a journalist. He published seventeen works of fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize winning A Bell for Adano. Besides Hiroshima which was first published in 1946, he wrote six books of essays and reportage. He died in 1993.
Rezensionen
Nothing can be said about this book that can equal what the book has to say. It speaks for itself, and in an unforgettable way, for humanity. The New York Times

One of the great classics of the war. The New Republic

Everyone able to read should read it. Saturday Review of Literature