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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 11 May 2021
  • ISBN : 9781982143350
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 12 voters

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A "behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the Americans attack on Hiroshima"--Dust jacket flap.

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Countdown 1945

Countdown 1945
  • Author : Chris Wallace
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • ISBN : 9781982143350
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A "behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the Americans attack on Hiroshima"--Dust jacket flap.

Countdown bin Laden

Countdown bin Laden
  • Author : Chris Wallace
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • ISBN : 9781982176549
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Following Chris Wallace’s “riveting” (The New York Times) and “propulsive” (Time) first book Countdown 1945 comes a deeply reported, revelatory, and thrillingly told account of the final months of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. On August 27, 2010, three CIA officers ask for a private meeting with CIA Director Leon Panetta. During that secret session, they tell Panetta that agents have tracked a courier with deep Al Qaeda ties to a three-story house at

War's End

War's End
  • Author : Charles W. Sweeney,James A. Antonucci,Marion K. Antonucci
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • ISBN : 9781510724730
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On August 9, 1945, on the tiny island of Tinian in the South Pacific, a twenty-five-year-old American Army Air Corps major named Charles W. Sweeney climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress in command of his first combat mission, one devised specifically to bring a long and terrible war to a necessary conclusion. In the belly of his bomber, Bock's Car, was a newly developed, fully armed weapon that had never been tested in a combat situation. It was a weapon capable of a

Hiroshima Nagasaki

Hiroshima Nagasaki
  • Author : Paul Ham
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • ISBN : 9781466847477
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In this harrowing history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Paul Ham argues against the use of nuclear weapons, drawing on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to prove that the bombings had little impact on the eventual outcome of the Pacific War. More than 100,000 people were killed instantly by the atomic bombs, mostly women, children, and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet American leaders claimed

140 Days to Hiroshima

140 Days to Hiroshima
  • Author : David Dean Barrett
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • ISBN : 9781635765809
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A WWII history told from US and Japanese perspectives—“an impressively researched chronicle of the months leading up to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima” (Publishers Weekly). During the closing months of World War II, two military giants locked in a death embrace of cultural differences and diplomatic intransigence. While developing history’s deadliest weapon and weighing an invasion that would have dwarfed D-Day, the US called for the “unconditional surrender” of Japan. The Japanese Empire responded with a last-ditch plan

Alsos

Alsos
  • Author : Samuel Goudsmit
  • Publisher : Plunkett Lake Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-31
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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Near the end of World War II, as Allied armies swept across battle-torn Germany and leading scientists at Los Alamos were racing to assemble the atomic bombs America would drop over Japan later that summer, General Leslie Groves, the military head of the Manhattan Project, established Alsos, a unit of scientists, soldiers, and secret agents to find the Nazi Germany’s physicists and technicians working on the development of a German atomic bomb and to determine how far along they

Unconditional

Unconditional
  • Author : Marc Gallicchio
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-02
  • ISBN : 9780190091125
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A new look at the drama that lay behind the end of the war in the Pacific Signed on September 2, 1945 aboard the American battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay by Japanese and Allied leaders, the instrument of surrender that formally ended the war in the Pacific brought to a close one of the most cataclysmic engagements in history. Behind it lay a debate that had been raging for some weeks prior among American military and political leaders. The surrender fulfilled

Enola Gay

Enola Gay
  • Author : Gordon Thomas,Max Morgan-Witts
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781497658868
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From theNew York Times–bestselling coauthors: A “fascinating . . . unrivaled” history of the B-29 and its fateful mission to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (The New York Times Book Review). Painstakingly researched, the story behind the decision to send the Enola Gay to bomb Hiroshima is told through firsthand sources. From diplomatic moves behind the scenes to Japanese actions and the US Army Air Force’s call to action, no detail is left untold. Touching on the early days of

The Far Land

The Far Land
  • Author : Brandon Presser
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2022-03-08
  • ISBN : 9781541758599
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A thrilling true tale of power, obsession, and betrayal at the edge of the world In 1808, an American merchant ship happened upon an uncharted island in the South Pacific and unwittingly solved the biggest nautical mystery of the era: the whereabouts of a band of fugitives who, after seizing their vessel, had disappeared into the night with their Tahitian companions. Pitcairn Island was the perfect hideaway from British authorities, but after nearly two decades of isolation its secret society had

The Last Mission

The Last Mission
  • Author : Jim Smith,Malcolm McConnell
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307419477
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A gripping account of the final American bombing mission of World War II and how it prevented a military coup that would have kept Japan in the war. How close did the Japanese come to not surrendering to Allied forces on August 15, 1945? The Last Mission explores this question through two previously neglected strands of late—World War II history, whose very interconnections could have caused a harrowing shift in the course of the postwar world. On the final night of

Atomic Bomb Island

Atomic Bomb Island
  • Author : Don A. Farrell
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-01-15
  • ISBN : 9780811769310
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Atomic Bomb Island tells the story of an elite, top-secret team of sailors, airmen, scientists, technicians, and engineers who came to Tinian in the Marianas in the middle of 1945 to prepare the island for delivery of the atomic bombs then being developed in New Mexico, to finalize the designs of the bombs themselves, and to launch the missions that would unleash hell on Japan. Almost exactly a year before the atomic bombs were dropped, strategically important Tinian was captured by

Dawn Over Zero

Dawn Over Zero
  • Author : William L. Laurence
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-28
  • ISBN : 9781787206014
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On August 6, 1945, the world was electrified by the news that an American Army bomber had dropped an atomic bomb, with an explosive power equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT, on the important Japanese military center of Hiroshima. Three days later another bomb, of improved design and even greater power, was dropped on Nagasaki. The following day, Aug. 10, the Japanese sued for peace. Newspapers and magazines throughout the world printed many thousands of words about the new weapon and the scientific developments

Your Hidden Superpower

Your Hidden Superpower
  • Author : Adrienne Bankert
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • ISBN : 9781400218202
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Kindness isn’t merely about getting along with people and being nice. It’s a game changer in business, the door-opener to opportunity, and the key to authenticity and confidence. Discover the true potential of kindness and harness its power. Through years of developing her own kindness practices and studying those of others, Good Morning America correspondent and ABC News journalist Adrienne Bankert has experienced firsthand the unbeatable power of kindness and witnessed its transformative impact on others. Adjusting our

Voices from the Second World War

Voices from the Second World War
  • Author : Candlewick Press
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • ISBN : 9780763697730
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In an intergenerational keepsake volume, witnesses to World War II share their memories with young interviewers so that their experiences will never be forgotten. The Second World War was the most devastating war in history. Up to eighty million people died, and the map of the world was redrawn. More than seventy years after peace was declared, children interviewed family and community members to learn about the war from people who were there, to record their memories before they were

Off the Record

Off the Record
  • Author : Peter Mansbridge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781982169602
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With humour and heart, Peter shares never-before-told stories from his distinguished career, including reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the horror of 9/11, walking the beaches of Normandy with Tom Brokaw, and talking with Canadian prime ministers from John Diefenbaker to Justin Trudeau. But it's far from all serious. Peter also writes about finding the "cure" for baldness in China and landing the role of Peter Moosebridge in Disney's Zootopia. From the first (and only) time he was