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Hiroshima by John Hersey - Hardcover - Book Club Edition - 1946 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000473)

Hiroshima

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Hiroshima

by John Hersey

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Borzoi Book. Hardcover. 1946 Book Club printing. Blue textured cloth lettered in burgundy. Very Good book in a Poor jacket. Unmarked, clean, lightly tanned pages. Clean boards with shelf and reading wear. Binding is tight. No tape, tears, creases, or folds to book. Jacket is falling apart. Not from a library. Original owner's name and "1946" penned on front pastedown along with a bookplate. 118 pages. On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city. This book describes the effect of the bombing of Hiroshima on six survivors of the atomic blast.

Synopsis

Hiroshima by John Hersey tells the account of six survivors covering the time before, during and after the U.S. bombing of Japan in World War II. Hersey chronicles the horrors of the event in simple, graphic detail in what was originally published as a 31,000 word article in New Yorker magazine in 1946. Just a few months later, Alfred A. Knopf printed it in book form.

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Details

Seller
Books of the World US (US)
Seller Inventory #
RWARE0000000473
Title
Hiroshima
Author
John Hersey
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Fair
Quantity available
1
Edition
Book Club Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1946
Keywords
history, war, World War II, World War 2, WWII, WW2, atom bomb, atomic bomb, atomic weapon, nuclear bomb, nuclear weapon, Hiroshima-shi, Japan
Bookseller catalogs
History; Military and Defense; Asia;
Size
12mo

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bookplate
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Cloth
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Poor
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tight
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