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Hiroshima: The Story of the First Atom Bomb

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Drawing on primary sources and startling photographs, a renowned authority investigates the events that led up to the disaster at Hiroshima in 1945 — and discusses the consequences we are still living with today.

"My God, what have we done?" — Copilot of the ENOLA GAY, after dropping the first atomic bomb

On August 6, 1945, the United States of America dropped the world¹s first atomic bomb, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, a decision that ushered in the nuclear age and marked the end of World War II. When the atomic bomb exploded at 8:15 a.m., 70,000 people were killed instantly. Thousands more were dead of radiation sickness within weeks. More still were sick, scarred, and deformed for the rest of their lives by the chemicals in the bomb. Three days later, another bomb killed 40,000 people in Nagasaki. In this extraordinary resource for young readers, Clive A. Lawton clearly and objectively explores the politics and the science behind the military decision that would set in motion the nuclear arms race.

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Drawing on primary sources, a renowned authority investigates the events thatled up to the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945, and discusses the consequences that are still evident today. Photos.

About the Author

Clive A. Lawton is a former high school principal in Liverpool, England. He has written and broadcast extensively on moral and religious issues,

especially as they affect education. Currently a member of the U.K. Home

Office Advisory Panel on Race Equality, Clive A. Lawton is the author of the award-winning AUSCHWITZ: THE STORY OF A NAZI DEATH CAMP.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763622718
Author:
Lawton, Clive A.
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - Military / War
Subject:
Atomic bomb
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Hiroshima-shi
Subject:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) History.
Subject:
Military & Wars
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Series:
Watts Nonfiction
Series Volume:
2194B
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11.44x8.92x.44 in. 1.14 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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