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This is the story of the Atomic bomb from it's inception, to testing, to its use in World War II. Through the perspective of those who flew the Enola Gay to Japanese soldiers, to scientists involved with the Manhattan Project, to American and Japanese politicians the book gives a unique perspective into what went on at the time.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1940's History of disaster/tragedy?    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   Nuclear Nationality?    -   American--General

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Neutral Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Northeast    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   Russia Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan    -   Pacific Islands

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   4 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Book makes you feel...    -   in awe How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players Minor characters feature lots of:    -   scientists Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Length of book    -   350-400 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   4 ()

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