John Hersey "Too Far To Walk" 1966 Book Signed Autograph
John Hersey-"Too Far To Walk"-1966-Alfred A. Knopf-5" X 8"-246 pages-Hardcover Book-With Jacket-Signed By Author.................."At, exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning on August 6, 1945, Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place in the plant office and was turning her head to speak to the girl at the next desk. ”
—Opening sentence, Hiroshima, John Hersey, 1946
John Richard Hersey (June 17, 1914 – March 24, 1993) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling devices of the novel are fused with non-fiction reportage. Hersey's account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel under the aegis of New York University's journalism department.The book has been autographed on the title page by John Hersey with a fountain pen in red......................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.JACKET HAS A LITTLE WEAR..........