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Free read Hiroshima ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á 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 classRated book John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told  His account of what he discovered about them is now the elouent and moving final chapter of Hiroshim. I was 2 when Chernobyl blew up it was a perfect sunny day or so I'm told The airborne nuclear waste was making its way through Poland over to Norway My parents were pruning blackberry bushes getting weeds out from between the carrots and the parsnips blissfully unaware of the horrors going on few hundred km to the east Little Kasia was helping them out pulling out baby beets with a great enthusiasm Basking in the toxic sun The reactor collapse was made public days after the explosion and only because in Sweden at an another nuclear facility noticed increased radioactivity levels on their own clothes and figured out something nasty must have happened in the eastern block Sneaky communist governments with their sneaky conspiracies That's my own little nuclear story Nothing in comparison to Hersey's Hiroshima Because Hiroshima has pounded me into the ground Bodies evaporated on spot shadows of people in mid motion cast into stones Hersey's second by second account of the bombing has a feel of Armagedon The intricate burn patterns you'd often recognise the lace flower patterns of their former clothing in their injuries add absurdity to the situation The radiation sickness people puking out their insides not knowing why Utter confusion as to what actually happened Miles of concrete city block obliterated with people still alive burried under it No real help ever to come Not with this level of destruction And the book doesn't stop there Hershey's aftermath is thorough You get to hear about the conseuences of the bombing Both long and short term It turns out nobody was left unaffectedThere's the poor government handling of the survivors Hiroshima was pretty much left to tend to its own needs Only years later a special health support system was introduced There's the initial unwillingness of health professionals to provide help to Hiroshima victims There's the sense of isolation loss and depression hunting survivors in years to come Because how do you live past an apocalypseIt's an emotionally draining book hard to get through but very much worth the strain Well written well reached and very well thought out it touches on all the important aspects of the bombing I highly recommend it

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Rvivors this timeless powerful and compassionate document has become a classic that stirs the conscience of humanity The New York TimesAlmost four decades after the original publication of this celeb. I went old school with this one I printed out the original version of John Hersey's article from The New Yorker's Web site so I could read it in its original three columns per page format and surrounded by advertisements for Chesterfield cigarettes US Savings Bonds Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey Rosalind Russell in RKO's Sister Kenny Bell System Overseas Telephone Service and Knox the Hatter on Fifth Avenue at Fortieth StreetThis is the editorial note that ran with Hersey's story in the Aug 31 1946 issue of The New YorkerTO OUR READERSThe New Yorker this week devotes its entire editorial space to an article on the almost complete obliteration of a city by one atomic bomb and what happened to the people of that city It does so in the conviction that few of us have yet comprehended the all but incredible destructive power of this weapon and that everyone might well take time to consider the terrible implications of its use THE EDITORSHersey's book length article focuses primarily on six victims of the bombing Miss Toshiko Sasaki Dr Masakazu Fujii Mrs Hatsuyo Nakamara Father William Kleinsorge Dr Terufumi Sasaki and the Reverend Mr Kiyoshi Tanimoto tracking their lives from the morning of the bombing through the months of its aftermath It's a masterful piece of journalism and of a type little seen any The article has almost no attribution and few uotes Rather it uses a straightforward narrative style telling the story as it happened and the reader simply has to trust that Hersey did the footwork needed to compose his piece And it's obvious he didHersey gives almost no information about the US decision to bomb Hiroshima or the larger context of World War II but rather focuses solely on how the bombing and its aftermath affected the city's people The book is stronger as a result showing the full range of horrors caused by the dropping of an atomic bomb in particular on six people we come to know and care about deeplyIt speaks to Hersey's talents as a writer that despite the tragic subject matter and the physical and emotional turmoils he recounts we the readers don't want the book to end because that means leaving Miss Sasaki Dr Fujii Mrs Nakamura Father Kleinsorge Dr Sasaki no relation to Miss Sasaki and the Reverend Tanimoto behind We want to stay with them and make sure they're able to build new lives for themselvesThe book's last paragraph a school essay written by Toshio Nakamura who was 10 years old when the bomb was dropped is particularly heartbreaking and serves as a fitting coda for Hersey's piece It's short enough to uote here but really needs to be read in context It's the perfect ending to an important stirring work of journalism The entire book is highly recommended for all readers

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HiroshimaOn 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 su. This book will1 Make you cry A lot You will cry on your cigarette break at work so that when you go back to your desk your coworker will see your ragged eyes and think you just got dumped over the phone or found out your cat died No you were just reading about something roughly one googolplex worse but you won't even bother trying to explain because your coworker couldn't give two shits about world history and hadn't even heard about the 2011 mass murder in Oslo until you explained it to her a few weeks ago Blind me centric America folks Scenes from this book will return when you are stuck in traffic and you will cry some Do not operate a motor vehicle under the influence of this book2 Humble you Calling my problems 'problems' is a little difficult after reading this book which is a high achievement in any artistic endeavor Witnessing the sober minded empathetic will of the survivors and the nation itself after suffering one of the most blind unfathomably enormous single blows dealt in all of military history really manages to put the term 'grace' into perspective3 Anger you Arguably the most stomach dropping scene in this two part journalistic piece is not one told from the ground where Hersey largely concentrates but years later on a television set in America The scene featured a spot lit survivor of the atomic bomb a minister a man who put tireless efforts toward assisting his fellow survivors through worldwide fundraising despite the impediment of living as a hibakusha a sufferer of the for generations felt infinitely complex and boundless in physical manifestations lifelong crippling beast that is radiation sickness a man who championed the notion that hatred of America and anger toward the attackers is a knee jerk reaction and that it is the notion of Total War rather than that of American militarism in general or atomic warfare specifically which should be the target of emotional examination and legal action and which should be fought against by redirecting all the power of concentrated anger rippling through Japanese society after the bombs were dropped toward the goals of peace acceptance and precautionary measures taken for the future of the world a man who stood in front of the United States Senate and prayed to them for their welfare congratulated them for their role as the leaders of Planet Earth and thanked them for bringing peace stability and democracy to his nation Here this man sat thinking he was on a local television station promoting his charity designed to raise money for female a bomb victims suffering from physically deforming keloid burn scars on their faces as this is what he was told He was lied to to the extent that a pre show rehearsal was conducted without his knowledge in preparation for this major television event Little did he know he was actually on a popular television show similar to say Oprah or Real Time in front of millions of American viewers stunned to find that as cameras stared at his face a face which heroically attempted but uite understandably failed to mask his sheer horrified astonishment in front of a live studio audience he was introduced to and practically forced to shake hands and have a nice little chat with the co pilot of the Enola Gay a tears feigning man who was late and drunk during the taping because he was angry when he found out he was not receiving a big paycheck for his appearance on the show so he just got lit and showed up all tousled and disoriented Talk about media exploitation Man it has been a long time since I read something which disgusted me so much and that is saying a lot Oh I'm getting flushed with anger just typing about it A lot of pathetic parading of ugly humanity happens here Prepare yourself4 Scar the visual landscape that is your mind The imagery in this thing as told through the recollections of 6 survivors illustrates with emotional restraint in a dry respectfully factual narrative account just what an atomic bomb does to a populace Having grown up in Oklahoma City I have seen the mind boggling destruction which results from a large targeted bomb attack and distinctly recall being in math class 10 miles away from ground zero yet feeling myself shifted in my chair at the moment of explosion I remember wandering into the halls and within twenty minutes hearing the radio and television accounts and witnessing students and faculty alike dropping to the ground in hysterics upon finding out that the city block or even the very building where their husband mother father older brother cousin or best friend worked had been annihilated in a breath those close to them incapable of knowing where they were or if they were I remember my father pulling my brother and I out of school and taking us to witness the destruction so massive in scope so emotionally trying so brain stretching and perspective building in a way which a 13 year old girl had never even thought she would be forced to face or had even considered in her silly pre adolescent mind Reading Hersey's piece I remembered that time the surreal nature and bottomless melancholy of it all and tried to imagine it multiplied by so many times it is a number I am incapable of even estimating Hersey illustrates kimonos permanently scarring flesh with ornamental patterns practically faceless soldiers marching with oozing eyes before dropping to their deaths a pan of a city of moans of pleas for assistance which are drowned out by roaring fires which consume a landscape predominantly composed of rubble a blazing trash heap of screams forcing people to make non stop me or them decisions shadows burned into concrete burial tombs uprooted a sole doctor left to make decisions about who he can save and who he absolutely cannot save with his limited resources working nonstop for days and days with no food or water or sleep or even a single break There was no FEMA dropping in to assist these people There was a small handful of uninjured doctors and nurses dealing with a miles stretching feed line of wounded souls many doomed to death before they even burrowed their way out of the wreckage Sickening5 Terrify you Though I always try my best to keep my ear to the ground concerning current politics particularly the seemingly endless stream of wars conducted in the name of future peace this book perked my ears up even to the subject of nuclear warfare It's so easy to hear that a nation has or could soon have nuclear capabilities and feel only the faintest most abstract fear at the notion It can additionally be such a distant knowledge that what was presumed to be one of the most human rights embracing nations in the world this my country of origin is the only nation in the world throughout all of history to have made the decision to unleash such massive rage and suffering against fellow human beings in pursuit of dominance and stability This supposedly great nation conducted this and one other mission permanently damaging the genetic makeup of thousands upon thousands of people and it terrifies me about what's to come This book terrified me