The Ultimate Weapon

The Ultimate Weapon

The Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb

Book - 2007
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When the first atomic bomb, nicknamed "Little Boy," was dropped from the Enola Gay onto Hiroshima on the morning of August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. But the story started long before then, and here Edward T. Sullivan delves into all the advances that led to the making of the most destructive weapons ever invented: the scientific developments of the Manhattan Project, the massive commitment by the Western world to win the great nuclear arms race, and the contributions to the war effort big or small by all those involved. From bus driver to scientist to spy to the president, Sullivan examines all the key personalities concerned, including Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, President Roosevelt, and many more. The dropping of the bomb, as well as the complicated aftermath is also discussed. In this comprehensive book, featuring several arresting black-and-white photographs of the day, Sullivan offers a broad and compelling look at the atomic bomb and its pronounced effects on our world today.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780823418558
Branch Call Number: j 355.8251 SULLIVAN
Characteristics: 182 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.


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Apr 17, 2017

Edward T. Sullivan’s ‘The Ultimate Weapon – The Race to Develop the Bomb,’ was a very informative book and a very quick read. While this book was rated Juvenile, I believe that it is more appropriately suited for a reader 13 years-of-age to adult due to the content.

A complimentary book that covers the same material but with far more detail on the spies working on the Manhattan Project and their impact on the Soviet’s progress on catching up to America, would be Steve Sheinkin’s - ‘Bomb -The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.’ Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.


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blue_falcon_18 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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