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“Hiroshima” By John Hersey

This morning I was reminded about arguably the greatest single piece of journalism in modern history, ‘Hiroshima’ by John Hersey, in part because we’re just ten days away from the 70th anniversary of its publication. So being a member of This Modern World and with an 80 minute plane ride to do, I loaded it into Pocket and for the first time in too many years read it again today.
It hasn’t lost an ounce of its impact. If you’ve read it before you’ll know it’s worth revisiting. If you haven’t read it before it cannot be recommended too highly, the report that literally changed the world.

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