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A Bell for Adano (Paperback)

by John Hersey

Moral Courage Matters: On John Hersey's 'A Bell for Adano' 4

We raided a lot of mock houses, shot a lot of balloons and silhouettes, and read true stories of valor and bravery. I value all of that, still, because it contributed to my men coming home, to me coming home. But we didn’t study or talk much about moral courage. And that mattered a lot over there, and it’s what Hersey focuses his novel on, at the expense of more standard war tropes.