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Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb

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“Succeeds as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Trinity, the debut graphic book by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, depicts the dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb in World War Two. This sweeping historical narrative traces the spark of invention from the laboratories of nineteenth-century Europe to the massive industrial and scientific efforts of the Manhattan Project, and even transports the reader into a nuclear reaction—into the splitting atoms themselves.

     The power of the atom was harnessed in a top-secret government compound in Los Alamos, New Mexico, by a group of brilliant scientists led by the enigmatic wunderkind J. Robert Oppenheimer. Focused from the start on the monumentally difficult task of building an atomic weapon, these men and women soon began to wrestle with the moral implications of actually succeeding. When they detonated the first bomb at a test site code-named Trinity, they recognized that they had irreversibly thrust the world into a new and terrifying age.

     With powerful renderings of WWII's catastrophic events at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fetter-Vorm unflinchingly chronicles the far-reaching political, environmental, and psychological effects of this new invention. Informative and thought-provoking, Trinity is the ideal introduction to one of the most significant events in history.

About the Author

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm is the coauthor of The Cartoon Introduction to World Civilization and a graphic history of the American Civil War (both forthcoming from Hill and Wang Novel Graphics). He lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809093557
Author:
Fetter Vorm, Jonathan
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Author:
Fetter-Vorm, Jonathan
Author:
Fetter-V
Author:
orm, Jonathan
Subject:
General science
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Physics-Nuclear
Subject:
Nuclear Physics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-White Illustrations Throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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