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  • It hits the surface with a force one billion times greater than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • She was in Hiroshima when the United States Air Force dropped an atom bomb on that city in an attempt to end World War II.
    Eleanor Coerr  --  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • I had my degree in nuclear engineering and had been stationed at Los Alamos and also did some work on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Even more wrenching to recount, I, too, had come to Okinawa only days after Eddie had perished (who knows, I have often wondered, perhaps scant hours after he took his mortal wound), to encounter no enemy, no fear, no danger at all, but, through the grace of history, a wrecked yet peaceful Oriental landscape across which I would wander unscathed and unthreatened during the last few weeks before Hiroshima.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Among the cities listed on the leaflets were Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Cut that in half and then slam the two pieces together by high explosive in a confined steel space, like a rocket or a bomb, and right there it’s Hiroshima all over again.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • And what about incinerating Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • While we were there, America destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs, and the war with Japan came to an end.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • A single gram of antimatter contains the energy of a 20-kiloton nuclear bomb-the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Not many Americans knew how much worse it had been than Hiroshima, for instance.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five

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  • That night Papa burned the flag he had brought with him from Hiroshima thirty-five years earlier.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • His on-thescene reportage of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was incredible.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Or for that matter to Hiroshima and Chernobyl.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It was, ironically, the news of Hiroshima that made our lives easier.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • They slept until about two, when they were awakened by the roar of the planes going over Hiroshima.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • (Hiroshima had 140,000 dead, Nagasaki 70,000.) The Japanese "loot all, kill all, burn all" scorched-earth policy in North China would eventually reduce the population from forty-four million to twenty-five million.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • But one day in the classroom the professor of philosophy was blithely expounding on the illusory nature of the world for what seemed the fiftieth time and Phaedrus raised his hand and asked coldly if it was believed that the atomic bombs that had dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were illusory.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • She is half Japanese, and the story I heard is that her mother was a Hiroshima baby.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • It was like being born in Germany after World War II, being from Japan after Pearl Harbor, or America after Hiroshima.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Khrushchev also knows quite well that the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima had an explosive force equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • These failures have cast a dark shadow over humanity: two World Wars, countless civil wars, the senseless chain of assassinations — Gandhi, the Kennedys, Martin Luther King, Sadat, Rabin — bloodbaths in Cambodia and Nigeria, India and Pakistan, Ireland and Rwanda, Eritrea and Ethiopia, Sarajevo and Kosovo; the inhumanity in the gulag and the tragedy of Hiroshima.
    Elie Wiesel  --  The Perils of Indifference
  • We were like the Japanese who survived the initial blast of the Hiroshima bomb.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Many still died from the disease, even though the atom bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima nine years before.
    Eleanor Coerr  --  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • The atom bomb—the Thunderbolt—had turned Hiroshima into a desert.
    Eleanor Coerr  --  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • His father, who had been a public official, ended up running a "teahouse" in Hiroshima—something like a cabaret.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • The entire area around Hiroshima, mainly devoted to agriculture, was suffering a severe depression.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • She returned home, lit the stove in the kitchen, set some rice to cook, and sat down to read that morning’s Hiroshima Chugoku.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Not just a patch of Koi, as he expected, but as much of Hiroshima as he could see through the clouded air was giving off a thick, dreadful miasma.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Some of the wounded in Hiroshima were unable to enjoy the questionable luxury of hospitalization.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Ka-ke, a small town in Hiroshima-ken, on the island of Honshu.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • (For the record, the Hiroshima atom bomb was a thousand times more powerful.) On the upside, the Daisy Cutter is extremely reliable, no problems with wind speed or thermal gradient.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • He had boasted, when he was in charge of the district air-raid defences, that fire might eat away all of Hiroshima but it would never come to Nobori-cho.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • He had heard uncomfortably detailed accounts of mass raids on Kure, Iwakuni, Tokuyama, and other nearby towns; he was sure Hiroshima’s turn would come soon.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • THREE Details are being investigated Early in the evening of the day the bomb exploded, a Japanese naval launch moved slowly up and down the seven rivers of Hiroshima.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Judging by the many maimed soldiers Mr Tanimoto had seen during the day, he surmised that the barracks had been badly damaged by whatever it was that had hit Hiroshima.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • He thought of a hillock in the rayon man’s garden from which he could get a view of the whole of Koi — of the whole of Hiroshima, for that matter — and he ran back up to the estate.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Of all the important cities of Japan, only two, Kyoto and Hiroshima, had not been visited in strength by B-san, or Mr B, as the Japanese with a mixture of respect and unhappy familiarity, called the B-29; and.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • After an alarm, Father Kleinsorge always went out and scanned the sky, and this time, when he stepped outside, he was glad to see only the single weather plane that flew over Hiroshima each day about this time.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The frequency of the warnings and the continued abstinence of Mr B with respect to Hiroshima had made its citizens jittery; a rumour was going around that the Americans were saving something special for the city.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • I see it now as a sad, homemade version of the samurai sword his great-greatgrandfather carried in the land around Hiroshima, at a time when such warriors weren’t much needed anymore, when their swords were both their virtue and their burden.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Now he had only two patients left a woman from Yano, injured in the shoulder, and a young man of twenty-five recovering from burns he had suffered when the steel factory near Hiroshima in which he worked had been hit.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Our Lord Jesus, have pity on us! ’ On the train on the way into Hiroshima from the country, where he lived with his mother, Dr Terufumi Sasaki, the Red Cross Hospital surgeon, thought over an unpleasant nightmare he had had the night before.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • If there is a real air raid here in Hiroshima, I want to die with our country.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • He expected all the doctors of Hiroshima to come to him, because he was so rich and so famous for giving his money away.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • After that, he heard that an older brother had been trying to trace them through the post office in Ujina, a suburb of Hiroshima.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The next day, Mrs Nakamura, although she was too ill to walk much, returned to Hiroshima alone, by electric car to the outskirts, by foot from there.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • On the electric car, quite by chance, she ran into her younger sister, who had not been in Hiroshima the day of the bombing.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • So I went to Hiroshima railway station.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • In Hiroshima he had been one of thousands of sufferers; in Tokyo he was a curiosity.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
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