Hiroshima by John Hersey

This book provides a detailed account of the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II, as experienced by six survivors. The narrative follows the survivors from the moment of the explosion to their lives in the following years. It explores their struggles, their resilience, and the profound physical, emotional, and social impacts of the event, offering a poignant examination of the human capacity to endure and rebuild in the face of unimaginable devastation.

The 515th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 678

Since this book was first published in 1946, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 678.0.

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