Russell Shorto

One Reply 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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About the Author

  I was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I have three children (Anna, Eva and Anthony) and three step-children (Reinier, Hector and Benjamin).  I write books of narrative history; I believe history is most meaningful to us when it manifests itself through individuals in conflict. My books have been published in fourteen languages and have won numerous awards.  I am senior scholar at the New Netherland Institute and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. My interests include the past, the present and the future, not necessarily in that order.  

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