Tag Archives: John Hersey

Chicago educators create new lessons on Asian American history, nuclear power via Chalkbeat Chicago

By  Mila Koumpilova  Aug 29, 2022, 6:00am CDT On the eve of the pandemic, Aiko Kojima Hibino came across a viral photo showing dozens of copies of John Hersey’s nonfiction classic “Hiroshima” discarded in a Chicago high school’s dumpster.  On social media, … Continue reading

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Review: Lesley Blume’s “Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World” via Portside

By Lawrence Wittner In this crisply written, well-researched book, Lesley Blume, a journalist and biographer, tells the fascinating story of the background to John Hersey’s pathbreaking article “Hiroshima,” and of its extraordinary impact upon the world. […] Blume reveals that, … Continue reading

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“We’re in a storytelling crisis”: Advice for writing on nuclear issues, from the author of “Fallout” via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Sara Z. Kutchesfahani | December 16, 2020 […] How can nuclear policy experts become better storytellers? I thought Lesley M. M. Blume would have some prescient advice. Her new book powerfully shows how one courageous American reporter unraveled one of the deadliest cover-ups … Continue reading

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This Vanishing Moment and Our Vanishing Future via TomDispatch

By Nick Turse It was the end of the world, but if you didn’t live in Hiroshima or Nagasaki, you didn’t know it. Not in 1945 anyway. One man, John Hersey, brought that reality to Americans in an unforgettable fashion … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Fallout: The Atomic Bombing Coverup and the Reporter Who Exposed It to the World via Beyond Nuclear International

The following is a review of Lesely M.M. Blume’s new book about John Hersey, author of “Hiroshima”. By John Loretz In 1946, John Hersey wrote a magazine article that changed the world. On the 75thanniversary of the events he described … Continue reading

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‘Fallout’ Tells The Story Of The Journalist Who Exposed The ‘Hiroshima Cover-Up’ via NPR

When the U.S military dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the American government portrayed the weapons as equivalent to large conventional bombs — and dismissed Japanese reports of radiation sickness as propaganda. … Continue reading

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How John Hersey’s Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb via BBC

At the end of this month 70 years will have passed since the publication of a magazine story hailed as one of the greatest pieces of journalism ever written. Headlined simply Hiroshima, the 30,000-word article by John Hersey had a … Continue reading

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