- Hersey, John (1946). Hiroshima. Nicholls Print. ISBN 978-1-4067-2069-3.
- Patrick B. Sharp, "From Yellow Peril to Japanese Wasteland: John Hersey's 'Hiroshima'." Twentieth Century Literature Vol. 46, No. 4, pages 434-452.
- Patrick B. Sharp, Savage Perils: Racial Frontiers and Nuclear Apocalypse in American Culture discusses the profound influence of Hersey's story on how nuclear apocalypse was represented throughout the early Cold War.
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