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'Fallout' Tells The Story Of The Journalist Who Exposed The 'Hiroshima Cover-Up'

Lesley M.M. Blume's new book tells the story of John Hersey, the young journalist whose on-the-ground reporting in Hiroshima, Japan, exposed the world to the devastation of nuclear weapons.

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'Fallout' Tells The Story Of The Journalist Who Exposed The 'Hiroshima Cover-Up'

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