Hiroshima by John Hersey


John Hersey

152 pages first pub 1946 (editions)

nonfiction classics history dark informative sad medium-paced
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On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compa...

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informative 79%
sad 74%
dark 64%
emotional 57%
reflective 48%
challenging 38%
tense 21%
inspiring 7%
hopeful 4%
adventurous 1%


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fast 30%
slow 17%

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