Hiroshima: The World's Bomb
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Hiroshima: The World's Bomb

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by Andrew J. Rotter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199569762

ISBN-13: 9780199569762

Pub. Date: 10/25/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The American decision to drop an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 was one of the most controversial events of the twentieth century. Yet, as this new history shows, the first atom bomb was not just an American invention. The race to create and deploy the atom bomb was international, and the consequences of that race are carried by the

Overview

The American decision to drop an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 was one of the most controversial events of the twentieth century. Yet, as this new history shows, the first atom bomb was not just an American invention. The race to create and deploy the atom bomb was international, and the consequences of that race are carried by the whole world to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199569762
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/25/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates xi

Introduction: The World's Bomb 1

1 The World's Atom 7

2 Great Britain: Refugees, Air Power, and the Possibility of the Bomb 31

3 Japan and Germany: Paths not Taken 59

4 The United States I: Imagining and Building the Bomb 88

5 The United States II: Using the Bomb 127

6 Japan: The Atomic Bombs and War's End 177

7 The Soviet Union: The Bomb and the Cold War 228

8 The World's Bomb 270

Epilogue: Nightmares and Hopes 304

Notes 310

Bibliographical Essay 340

Credits 356

Index 357

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for my project. In my opinion, this book has way to much information, and it is not really answering the questions that I had to answer for my project. Different people have different styles and tastes, but for me, this is definitly not a book i enjoyed. If you are the type of person that loves to read about random historical facts about World War 2, then I would strongly recommend this book. I was kind of falling asleep by reading it a few times; its over 345 pages! I was able to answer a few of my questions, but it did not necessarily give me the help the i was hoping for.It shows you how the bomb works and how to create it and a bunch of scientific things that are irrelavent to my questions. I would recommend the book overall if you have any questions concerning the bomb and the history before and after the war. I personally did not enjoy it. Although it has much information about the bomb itself, its unnecessary. The book itself was alight.