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The definitive, classic work of first-hand accounts of Hiroshima in the immediate wake of the atomic bombing.

Journalist John Hersey had unique access to the city and people of Hiroshima in the wake of the atomic bombing. During his time there, he collected observations, gathered documents, and conducted interviews to tell the story of its unforgettable tragedy. Here, you’ll encounter the accounts of six survivors and their experiences on that fateful day. Their stories offer an unflinching gaze into the deepest recesses of the human condition.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Want a clear history of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima
  • Are interested in one of the defining events of World War II
  • Care about victims of war and what their pain can teach us about humanity
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