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Book Report On "Hiroshima" By John Hersey

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ISSUES Briefly describe the issues that are dealt with in the book.This book was vary informative to me. This book mainly talked about the affectsof nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atombomb ever dropped on a city. It speaks about how even if you did survive the blast youwere so badly injured that you would die soon anyway. It talked about an incident wheresomeone's eye was melting and was oozing down his face. It speaks about how houseswere lifted of there foundation. After all the research about the bomb was made, theyreported that 78,150 people had been killed, 13,983 were missing, and 37,425 had beeninjured. Even before the bomb, the citizens of Hiroshima were waken almost every nightbecause of false warnings of intruder planes coming in the area. It talked about how a lotof people had to go on living with only one leg or one arm. To me, it brought up a goodpoint, that all those innocent people had do die for nothing.CHAPTER SUMMARY Briefly summarize each of the chapters: main ideas, narrativefeatures.The first chapter is called 'A Noiseless Flash.' The title kind of speaks for it self.That was exactly how the bomb was. No one saw anything or heard anything but a flash.The first chapter speaks about how people are wondering why they are alive, but theirnext door neighbors aren't. It was weird, there could be a house right in the middle oftwo houses; the one in the middle survived the bomb but the other two did not. A wholeneighborhood could be wiped out except for a few houses. Why those houses did not getknocked down, no one knows.The second chapter is called 'The Fire.' This chapter is about how the explosioncaused many fires. The fires were spread everywhere because of the high winds. Manyof the people were burned and buried in the smashed up bricks and ashes. The ones thatsurvived the bomb and fire, were seriously hurt. The book pointed out an incident wheresomeone's eye was melting and oozing down his check.The third chapter was called 'Details Are Being Investigated.' In the radio, it hadbeen said that Hiroshima suffered of an attack by a few B-29. Many people are beingtreated for their burns and injuries. Many have died and a lot more at this time aremissing. Everyone is still in shock after 2 days that the bomb struck.The forth chapter is called 'Panic Grass And Feverfew.'...

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