New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946
First edition in book form, originally appearing as an entire issue of the New Yorker. First printing, with the correct copyright statement and no book club dot on the rear board. Publisher’s green cloth (equal priority with the blue variant). A very good copy, with some offsetting to the endpapers but the contents otherwise fine. Some discoloration to the boards, with traces of scuffing towards the bottom edges. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket, with some wear to the extremities. A very nice example overall of Hersey’s masterpiece, one of the earliest examples of New Journalism. He traveled to Hiroshima only a few months after the Surrender of Japan, and told the story of six survivors of the atomic attack. It would be one of the most important works of 20th Century journalism, which first made Western readers aware of the devastation caused by the bomb.