Posted on 08/06/2020 at 10:54 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Regardless of your stance on the use of nuclear weapons, it’s a fact that these bombs devastate their targets.
And for this knowledge, we have journalist and author John Hersey to thank.
A new book describes just how Hersey learned of the aftereffects of the US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, which he revealed in a New Yorker article and his book Hiroshima.
But as she tells NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly, Blume sees her book as timely in another way: as a rebuttal to a growing resentment of journalists and negative perceptions of them.
Learn more about the book’s revelations in their interview, available as a transcript and audio clip.
Categories: Author Interview