August 05, 2009

A Timely Read

August 6th, 1945
Originally this book was a New Yorker magazine article by John Hersey. The story coolly describes the actual experiences of six people who survived the first wartime use of an atomic weapon. It begins each tale just moments before the blast. The account ends a few weeks after. I try to read it every year at this time. It is well written and free of editorializing. I've mentioned it before.

I recommend the book without further comment. Read and learn.

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