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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 compassionate document has become a classic “that stirs the conscience of humanity” (The New York Times).Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories h…

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TIL that some Hiroshima survivors grew “black fingernails,” which were strange rod-shaped fingernails that contained active blood vessels and bled profusely when they broke off.(r/todayilearned)

It was a fucked up event. One account in John Hersey’s Hiroshima, non-fiction mind you, was of a survivor who walked past an anti-aircraft battery. They had been watching the sky as the plane flew over. Not only did it shear their faces off, but their eyes had boiled and the liquefied remains were pouring down their cheeks. Still alive.

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$3.08

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Book Binding

Mass Market Paperback

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ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

John Hersey

Book Edition

Reprint

Book Publisher

Vintage

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TIL that some Hiroshima survivors grew “black fingernails,” which were strange rod-shaped fingernails that contained active blood vessels and bled profusely when they broke off.

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