Hiroshima

by Hersey, John

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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Published simultaneously in both blue and green cloth, first editions can be identified by the presence of the words "First Edition" on the copyright page, with no additional statement of printing. 

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The Limited Editions Club published an edition in 1983 that contained a poem by Robert Penn Warren and illustrated by Jacob Lawrence. 1500 copies were produced, signed by Hersey, Warren and Lawrence.

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Hiroshima

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1983
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1983. Signed. HERSEY, John. Hiroshima. With a New Poem by Robert Penn Warren and Silk-Screens by Jacob Lawrence. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1983. Quarto, original full black morocco, original black cloth slipcase. $2300.Limited edition of this “quietest and best” account of Hiroshima, number 868 of only 1500 copies signed by John Hersey, Robert Penn Warren, and Jacob… Read more
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1946
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1946
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1946. HERSEY, John. HIROSHIMA. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. Stated First edition (Book Club), inscribed: "For Fred Gullo:/ "It seemed a sheet of sun..."/ (p.8)/John Hersey/New Haven,/June, 1972." 118 pp. Small, slim 8vo., grey cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine, and blind-stamped to upper board, top-edge stained red. This copy is a… Read more
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No jacket. 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).
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HIROSHIMA: LUNDI 6 AOÛT 1945 8H15 (TEXTO)

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