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Hersey and “Hiroshima”

August 31st, 2016

Seventy years ago, John Hersey’s “Hiroshima” took up the entire issue of The New Yorker. It was arguably the most important piece of journalism ever published. My interview with his son, Baird Hersey, appears today on

One Response to Hersey and “Hiroshima”

  1. Jill Hersey Barr says:

    Happy to read your piece in today’s New Yorker on-line (Aug. 31) about John Hersey, my uncle. He was indeed a fine writer and a remarkable person who lived life with humility, a sense of justice and high standards.

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