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Adult Nonfiction - South Wing Main Floor
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ix, 119 pages ; 23 cm
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Level 8.4, 9 Points


On August 6th, 1945, a bomb with the explosive force of 12,500 tons of dynamite was shot into the heart of the Japanese metropolis of Hiroshima. Not only did the initial blast virtually topple the city, maiming and killing tens of thousands, but the radiation unleashed by the atomic bomb inflicted countless more with radiation poisoning that caused chronic sickness and even more gruesome deaths. Less than a year after the attack, journalist, John Hersey, interviewed six survivors for a special edition of the New Yorker. The issue sparked a sensation, selling out within hours and gathering extensive acclaim from Hersey's peers. The article was sent to members of the Book-of-the-Month club as a selection and was read aloud on special radio broadcasts all across the world.
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Originally published:,New York : A.A. Knopf, 1946.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hersey, J. (2014). Hiroshima . Stellar Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hersey, John, 1914-1993. 2014. Hiroshima. Stellar Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hersey, John, 1914-1993. Hiroshima Stellar Books, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hersey, John. Hiroshima Stellar Books, 2014.

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