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Hersey, John 1914-1993

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Hiroshima by John Hersey( Book )

393 editions published between 1946 and 2020 in 18 languages and held by 9,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the effect of the bombing of Hiroshima on six survivors of the atomic blast
A bell for Adano by John Hersey( Book )

174 editions published between 1944 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 4,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian-American major, part of American occupation forces in Sicily during World War II, tries to reform the town in his charge by being decent to people. His efforts are epitomized by his efforts to replace the 700-year-old bell melted down for bullets by the fascists
The wall by John Hersey( Book )

163 editions published between 1937 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 3,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wall tells the inspirational story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an symbol of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with cruelty, torture, starvation and humiliation
A single pebble by John Hersey( Book )

87 editions published between 1956 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in China on business in the 1920s, a young American engineer becomes involved in the lives of people who live on a junk on the Yangtze River
The Algiers Motel incident by John Hersey( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal investigation into the deaths of three black youths during the Detroit riots
The child buyer : a novel in the form of hearings before the Standing Committee on Education, Welfare, & Public Morality of a certain State Senate, investigating the conspiracy of Mr. Wissey Jones, with others, to purchase a male child by John Hersey( Book )

65 editions published between 1960 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the form of a legislative hearing. A satire with overtones of horror on American public education, with special barbs for superintendents, school psychologists, doting teachers, PTA leaders, materialist parents, and ignorant legislators. An exposé of the corruptible ego in each man." "This powerful indictment of the American educational system and the material values placed on intelligence in our society takes the form of a Senate hearing. The Senate investigation concerns the attempts of Wissey Jones to buy Barry Rudd, a precociously brilliant child. Through a series of medical procedures and the use of drugs, the child is transformed into an extremely efficient thinking machine. That the child's personality is of secondary importance compared to the benefits to be derived from this supercomputer is at the crux of the argument. Barry's parents and the local educational authorities are initially opposed but are slowly won over by Jones's appeals to their vanity."
Too far to walk by John Hersey( Book )

38 editions published between 1965 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A listless college student who longs to have fulfilling experiences and be a charismatic figure makes a Faustian bargain
Manzanar = Ringoen by John Armor( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the internments of Japanese Americans in the United States during the mid 1940s
The call by John Hersey( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van een Amerikaanse zendeling in China aan het eind van de 19e en het begin van de 20e eeuw
The war lover by John Hersey( Book )

40 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War Lover follows Buzz Morrow, a pilot who glorifies war and his military duties. The author makes the point that wars exist precisely because there are men like Buzz who revel in them. At the same time, he also gives us a detailed account of a Flying Fortress crew based in England during WW II." --
White lotus by John Hersey( Book )

47 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White Lotus tells of her enslavement as a girl of 15 when a yellow race overran Arizona and took her to an eastern country. An allegory with parallels to the Negro-white history in America
Under the eye of the storm by John Hersey( Book )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their sailboat Harmony is thrust into the center of a great storm, two men and their wives face some brutal changes both in themselves and in their relationships with each other
The conspiracy : a novel by John Hersey( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nero's secret police believe they have come on the first hints of a plot against the emperor's life. Once promising and gifted-friend of poets, pupil of the great Seneca-Nero has now bloodied himself and grown fat on power, and he has turned his back on the men of intellect who used to be his chosen circle. He has driven Seneca into retirement. He has proscribed the writings of Lucan, Rome's foremost poet. Crass, mediocre men-the military and the secret police-now have his ear and favor. While he and his court give themselves to dreamlike pleasures and fetes, the obsessed secret police close in on (or do they foment, or imagine') the conspiracy of the men of letters
Ralph Ellison : a collection of critical essays by John Hersey( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by celebrated critics and authors examines the American author's great novel Invisible man, and his enduring influence on modern fiction
Here to stay by John Hersey( Book )

37 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hersey tells the story of an old lady marooned on a rooftop amidst floods caused by a hurricane. He ends with his famour Hinoshima
The walnut door by John Hersey( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing at the height of his powers, John Hersey has created a taut, dazzling novel of suspense and revelation-in which we watch, mesmerized, the fateful convergence of two lives. A young woman, having fled from her suddenly unbearable "college kid" self-and from the place, even the lover, that were part of it-comes alone to a strange city, anxiously waiting for something new and important to begin. A man-breezy, ponytailed, beautiful-stranded by the passing of the sixties whose excitements had nurtured and consumed him, now lavishes his whole self on loving craftsmanship, on the construction of simple, perfect wooden doors, on the mystery of locks, and on the artful offering of security (his locks and doors) to women who are alone. The meeting of these two, and their love affair-its choreography masterminded by one, unsuspected by the other-are hypnotically told in a novel that illumines the fearful and the fear-makers in our decade
Antonietta : a novel by John Hersey( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Hersey's brilliantly inventive novel is the romantic odyssey of a Stradivarius violin from its creation three hundred years ago in Cremona through its many adventures in the hands of the famous and infamous ... It begins in 1699 as the great Stradivari, in love at fifty-five, fashions a magnificent instrument and names it Antonietta, after the object of his desire. It ends on Martha's Vineyard with a tone-deaf financier purchasing Antonietta to improve his image as a person of culture. In the intervening years--a sparkling variety of incidents--we see Stradivari's bewitching violin affecting the lives of: the young Mozart in Paris ... the fiercely ambitious Berlioz ... and Stravinsky ... The composers come alive in all their idiosyncrasies, and Antonietta becomes a compelling presence--giving voice to the changing character, and eternal art, of music over the centuries."
My petition for more space by John Hersey( Book )

24 editions published between 1937 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an overcrowded world where acquiescence is the law of survival, a New Haven man petitions the government for more space
Key West tales by John Hersey( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of short stories set in Key West, Florida
Into the valley; a skirmish of the marines by John Hersey( Book )

40 editions published between 1943 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A bell for AdanoThe wallA single pebbleThe Algiers Motel incidentThe war loverAntonietta : a novelKey West tales
Alternative Names
H, J. R.

H., J. R. 1914-1993

H., J. R. (John Richard Hersey) 1914-1993

Harsī, Jona

Harsī, Jona 1914-1993

Hersej, Džon

Hersey John

Hersey, John, 1914-

Hersey, John R.

Hersey, John R. 1914-1993

Hersey John Richard

Hersey, John Richard 1914-

Hersey, John Richard 1914-1993

Hersi, Džon

Hērsijs, Džons 1914-1993

Hersis Džonas

Ioannes Hersey

J. R. H 1914-1993

J. R. H, (John Richard Hersey)

J. R. H (John Richard Hersey), 1914-1993

John Hersey

John Hersey American journalist, novelist, professor

John Hersey Amerikaans journalist (1914-1993)

John Hersey escritor y periodista estadounidense

John Hersey giornalista e scrittore statunitense

John Hersey pisarz amerykański

John Hersey US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

John Richard Hersey

Τζον Χέρσυ

Джон Хёрси

Джон Хёрсі амерыканскі літаратар

Херси Джон

ג'ון הרסי

הרסי, ג'ון

הרסי, ג'ון, 1914-

הרסי, ג'ון ריצ'ארד

הרסי, ג'ון ריצ'רד 1914-1993

הרסיי, ג'והן

הרסיי, ג'והן ריצ'רד 1914-1993

جان هرسی

جون هيرسى

جون هيرسي

جون هيرسي، 1914-1993

هرسی, جان


허쉬, 존 1914-1993

허시, 존 1914-1993

허시, 존 리차드 1914-1993

허시, 존 리처드 1914-1993

허어시, 존 1914-1993


ハーシー, ジョン