How John Hersey’s Hiroshima Revealed the Horror of the Bomb — BBC Magazine

He focused on the stories of ordinary people

Seventy years ago, The New Yorker devoted all of its editorial pages to just one story: the 30,000-word report, Hiroshima, by John Hersey. As the BBC magazine reports, it was a story that went viral before the Internet was a glimmer in anyone’s eye. Hersey was a novelist (A …