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Author: Hersey, John
ISBN: 9780141184371
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2002
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 196mm x 129mm x 13mm
Format: Paperback / softback

When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, a new era in human history opened. Written only a year after the disaster, John Hersey brought the event vividly alive with this heartrending account of six men and women who survived despite all the odds. A further chapter was added when, forty years later, he returned to Hiroshima to discover how the same six people had struggled to cope with catastrophe and with often crippling disease. The result is a devastating picture of the long-term effects of one bomb.