Daily Archives: May 22, 2016

Almost 70 years ago

The New Yorker, August 31, 1946: Hiroshima by John Hersey. The article was later pubished as a book.

“Hersey’s account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of American journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University’s journalism department.”

Surprisingly, the cover of the issue of The New Yorker didn’t prepare the reader for what was inside. You can see photos of the six people described in the article here.

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