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Hersey, John 1914-1993

Overview
Works: 416 works in 1,764 publications in 13 languages and 67,921 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Musical fiction  Short stories  Drama  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Illustrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Annotator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3515.E7715, 813.5
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Hiroshima by John Hersey ( Book )
262 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 9,493 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 )
130 editions published between 1944 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 4,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young American major, occupying a small Italian town after World War II, helps the townspeople obtain their greatest desire, a new bell
The wall by John Hersey ( Book )
96 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 3,601 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 )
60 editions published between 1956 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,861 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 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 )
66 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 2,196 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 )
24 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A coming-of-age story of a young student at a New England college
The call by John Hersey ( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 2,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Algiers Motel incident by John Hersey ( Book )
30 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manzanar = [Ringoen] by John Armor ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the internments of Japanese Americans in the United States during the mid 1940s
The war lover by John Hersey ( Book )
35 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,936 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 )
33 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,882 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 )
16 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,860 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 )
18 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nero's secret police believe they have come on the first hints of a plot against the emperor's life
Ralph Ellison; a collection of critical essays by John Hersey ( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,493 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 )
28 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antonietta : a novel by John Hersey ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,408 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."
The walnut door by John Hersey ( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My petition for more space by John Hersey ( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 1,241 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 )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,220 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 )
36 editions published between 1943 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A skirmish of the marines
 
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Alternative Names
H, J. R. 1914-1993
H., J. R. (John Richard Hersey), 1914-1993
Harsī, Jona 1914-1993
Hersey, John
Hersey, John R. 1914-1993
Hersey, John Richard
Hersey, John Richard 1914-
Hersey, John Richard 1914-1993
Hērsijs, Džons 1914-1993
J. R. H 1914-1993
J. R. H (John Richard Hersey), 1914-1993
.הרסי, ג'ון
הרסי, ג'ון ריצ'רד 1914-1993
הרסיי, ג'והן ריצ'רד 1914-1993
جون هيرسي، 1914-1993
ハーシー, ジョン
Languages
English (889)
German (18)
Spanish (12)
Japanese (9)
French (7)
Italian (7)
Danish (4)
Portuguese (4)
Finnish (3)
Norwegian (3)
Swedish (2)
Dutch (2)
Bengali (1)
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