This insightful series presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, we're encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include firsthand speeches, letters, diary entries, and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professionals historians are included in each chapter.
Photographs from the period supplement well-researched, historical information
Primary source excerpts help with document-based text questions
Panels featuring historians' opinions encourage critical thinking and offer opportunities for debate
Glossary, sources of further information, and index
In the early morning hours of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber headed for the city of Hiroshima to drop an atomic bomb. The aftermath of the bombing still affects the city's inhabitants today. Why Did Hiroshima Happen? details the events of Hiroshima and explains why this haunting event occurred. Photographs from the period provide an informative view of this tragedy.
Why Did the Cold War Happen?
Why Did the Great Depression Happen?
Why Did Hiroshima Happen?
Why Did the Holocaust Happen?
Why Did the Rise of the Nazis Happen?
Why Did the Vietnam War Happen?
Why Did World War I Happen?
Why Did World War II Happen?
Table of Contents
1 The Bomb Is Dropped 4
2 Unconditional Surrender 10
3 Birth of the Bomb 16
4 The Fateful Decision 24
5 Japan Surrenders 32
6 A Perilous New Age 38
Hiroshima Timeline 46
Further Information 47