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    Hiroshima Destruction

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    Hiroshima: Illuminating the Destruction The bombing of Hiroshima during World War II is often depicted through an American lens as a necessary barrage to end the worst wars in history. Despite this means to an end rationalization, the victims of this bombing are usually represented as an integer of casualties, rather than individual human beings. The perspectives of those affected by the bombing came to light when the book Hiroshima was written in 1946. Hiroshima is a nonfiction book written by Pulitzer Prize winner John Hersey that creates unparalleled depth to this event by divulging the stories of six survivors and how this experience affected their lives. It was this unique plot that drew me to Hersey’s book because it was able to put…

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    The Invasion Of Hiroshima

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    On 06 August 1945 an American Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber named Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb named Little Boy on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. A massive blast equivalent to the power of 15,000 tons of TNT destroyed four square miles of the city and immediately killed an estimated 80,000 people. And three days later another bomb, named Fat Man, was dropped on the city of Nagasaki; killing nearly 40,000 more people. In the following weeks and months tens of thousands of people died…

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    John Hersey's Hiroshima

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    A lot of our history has consisted of a lot of mistakes that have caused loss of life, hatred, and chaos. These mistakes have mostly been made by people, leaders, and governments who are so caught up in their emotions that they don’t think of the consequences that their actions will cause. In John Hersey’s Hiroshima, Hersey uses our past differences to consider the effects of actions on innocent people, so that nations will only use atomic or highly destructive weapons as a last resort.…

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    Hiroshima Bombing Critique

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    Dropping the Ethical Bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima “Japan was already defeated and dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary" (IHR). These were not the words of a leftist author, or world renowned historian. Nay, these have been the recorded words of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe and future president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. “Dropping the bomb” does not relate to the hundreds of tons of hellish fire bombs that laid waste to Tokyo and Osake. It…

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    That day, 140,000 people died. That day, light erupted from the ground, shattering both people’s lives and the air itself. That day.. history was irrevocably changed, and the future was set into an era of dimming lights. That day, the entirety of the world was set into a new age of paranoia and fear, the fear that at any moment, they could be wiped out instantly. That day was August 6. 1945, when for the first and only time since Nagasaki, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by America.…

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    Hiroshima, By John Hersey

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    Imagine the world you live in being changed in less than a second; what would you do? The novel Hiroshima, written by John Hersey, captures the emotional and physical effects of the survivors of the Hiroshima bombings. On August 6th, 1945, more than 100,000 Japanese died due to a bomb that was dropped in Hiroshima by American soldiers. In the novel, we follow six characters whose lives change drastically. Reverend Kiyoshi Tanimoto, one of the survivors, portrays his sense of honor and duty and…

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    On August 8, 1945, the sun had risen on the city of Hiroshima with the warm thought of just a regular day for the thousands of Japanese people. Instead, they received the opposite. Unexpectedly in midday, a dark mushroom cloud rises 20,000 feet up into the air of Hiroshima. The entire city was forced to the exposure and death of the atomic bombing the U.S had dropped. An innocent witness of the bombing recalls, ‘“Suddenly, a strong flash of light startled me - and then another. So well does one…

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    Hiroshima Book Report

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    Elise Kunik Book Report- Hiroshima The incredible non-fiction book, Hiroshima, written and brought to life by John Hersey in 1946, discusses the truths of the attack and the long-lasting devastation, tragedy, and utter destruction caused by the United States atomic bomb dropping on the Japanese city, Hiroshima. Hersey’s primary intentions for writing the book were to provide a captivating, informative, and emotional narrative of the disaster that resulted from the bomb and give readers a…

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    The Bombing of Hiroshima is the first-hand account of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. It was written by Yamaoka Michicho in order to express her opinion on the use of the atomic bomb. She believes that using the atomic bomb was inhumane and inexcusable. She intended for this to be seen by the Americans; to inform them of the pain and tragedy that they caused when they dropped the atomic bomb. Michicho writes about the effects of the bomb on ordinary citizens, who had done nothing to provoke…

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    According to the book by John Hersey Hiroshima the city was an ideal target for American bombing as it was an important military centre of the region. The book states that the city “had been an inviting target – mainly because it had been one of the most important military-command and communications centers in Japan” (HERSEY, P.42). Besides the military importance, Hiroshima had a favorable geographical position which would help to harm the territory as much as it was possible so that to make…

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