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Hiroshima: A New Edition of John Hersey's Classic Story of Six People Who Lived Through The.....Hiroshima: A New Edition of John Hersey's Classic Story of Six People Who Lived Through The.....
John Hersey
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Hiroshima is the story of six human beings who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. With what Bruce Bliven "the simplicity of genius," John Hersey tells what these six--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--were doing at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city. Then he follows the course of their lives hour by hour, day by day.
The New Yorker of August 31, 1946, devoted all its space to this story. The immediate reprecussions were vast: newspapers here and abroad reprinted it; during evening half-hours it was read over the network of the American Broadcasting Company; leading editorials were devoted to it in uncounted newspapers.
Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated 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--the variety of ways in which they responded to the past and went on with their lives--is now eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.
     

 
Hiroshima: The Shadow of the BombHiroshima: The Shadow of the Bomb
Richard Tames
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One Thousand Paper CranesOne Thousand Paper Cranes
Takayuki Ishii
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Twelve-year-old Sadako Sasaki died from the Atomic Bomb Disease ten years after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. As she grew ill, she was determined to fold 1,000 paper cranes, for the saying went if you folded them, your wish would come true. Her determination and courageous struggle with her illness marked her family and classmates, and after her death, they started a campaign to build the children's peace statue in memory of her and other child-victims. Even today, her statue is covered with thousands of paper cranes brought and sent by people around the world. 97 pages, softcover.
     

 
A Song for Nagasaki: The Story of Takashi NagaiA Song for Nagasaki: The Story of Takashi Nagai
Paul Glynn
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Author Paul Glynn relates the amazing story of a Japanese doctor born Shinto, who tried a variety of worldviews before turning Christian. A pioneer in X-ray research, following the bombing of Nagasaki he became an indefatigable voice for physical and spiritual healing to untold peoples. Fascinating insights on Christianity in Japan.
     

 
SadakoSadako
Eleanor Coerr
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Twelve-year-old Sadako Sasaki was the lively star of her school's running team when the dizzy spells started. Soon gravely ill with leukemia, an aftereffect of the atom bomb that fell on her city when she was a toddler, Sadako approached her illness as she did her running - with irrepressible spirit. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako set to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. This new edition contains instructions for folding paper cranes and a biographical note with details about the writing of this book.
     










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