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Countdown 1945 : the extraordinary story of the atomic bomb and the 116 days that changed the world  Cover Image Book Book

Countdown 1945 : the extraordinary story of the atomic bomb and the 116 days that changed the world / Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss.

Wallace, Chris, (author.). Weiss, Mitch, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982143343
  • ISBN: 1982143347
  • Physical Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Illustrations on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-296) and index.
Summary, etc.:
A "behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the Americans attack on Hiroshima"-- Dust jacket flap.
"April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents—and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb “the one great mistake in my life”; lead researcher J. Robert “Oppie” Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more..." -- Adapted from Amazon.com.
Subject: Hiroshima-shi (Japan) > History > Bombardment, 1945.
United States > Foreign relations > Japan.
Atomic bomb > United States > History.
World War, 1939-1945.

Available copies

  • 42 of 44 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public Library.

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Caruthersville Public Library 940.54 WAL (Text) 38417100506379 Non-Fiction Available -


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