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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings

Are the characters in John Hersey's Hiroshima fictional?

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2008-07-10 01:25:01

Yes. The book is not a "novel", i.e. fictional account, as many

online sources seem to suggest, instead it was originally a peice

of journalism published in Time magazine. The people included in

the book are real survivors of the bomb, and Hersey was the first

journalist to go in and collect their stories.

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