Around the World in Books / Japan

True Stories of Six Who Survived The Atom Bomb Assault On Japan

Writers and editors call ‘Hiroshima’ the best book of American journalism of the 20th century. Why does it tower over others?

Hiroshima in ruins after the atomic bomb fell / Credit: National Archives

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.