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John Hersey

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There, in the tin factory, in the first moment of the atomic age, a human being was crushed by books.

— John Hersey

#books #death #hiroshima #japan #ways-to-die

The price one pays for having a kind man at one’s elbow.

— John Hersey


I thought of God as being able to talk big and write *very* small.

— John Hersey

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Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education.

— John Hersey

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And, as if nature were protecting man against his own ingenuity, the reproductive processes were affected for a time; men became sterile, women had miscarriages, menstruation stopped.

— John Hersey

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What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it's been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.

— John Hersey

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The second stage set in ten or fifteen days after the bombing. Its first symptom was falling hair. Diarrhea and fever, which in some cases went as high as 106, came next.

— John Hersey

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It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.

— John Hersey

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Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.

— John Hersey

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He subsequently was a graduate student at the University of Cambridge as a Mellon Fellow. The ABC Radio Network preempted regular programming to broadcast readings of the complete text by well-known actors in four half-hour programs. Later he attended the Hotchkiss School followed by Yale University where he was a member of Skull and Bones Society.

John Richard Hersey (June 17 1914 – March 24 1993) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism in which storytelling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reportage. Hersey's account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima Japan was adjudged the finest piece of journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University's journalism department.

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