Hiroshima Diary

  • by Michihiko Hachiya, MD
  • Narrated by Robertson Dean
  • 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness. Dr. Hachiya's compelling diary was originally published by the UNC Press in 1955, with the help of Dr. Warner Wells of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who was a surgical consultant to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and who became a friend of Dr. Hachiya. In a new foreword, John Dower reflects on the enduring importance of the diary 50 years after the bombing.


What the Critics Say

"An extraordinary literary event." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Completely different insight

You've heard the military tactics and you've know the horrendous stories that pull on your heart strings, but this is a unique insight into the human psyche. It is a day by day account showing an honest, human perspective coping with defeat and devastation.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-11-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio