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The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: J. Poolos
  • From the Series: Great Historic Disasters
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791097382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9738-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 940
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Desperate to bring an end to the Pacific Theater in World War II, the United States unleashed the most powerful and deadly bomb known to humankind at the time. The atomic bomb was a marvel of modern science, but it left a devastating imprint on the world—particularly in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese cities that were chosen as sites for the attacks. The loss of life in these cities was catastrophic. Hundreds of thousands were killed or sickened from exposure to the radiation. More than 60 years after the bombs were dropped, the use of atomic weapons is still debated among nations. The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki examines the reasons for using the bombs and the outcomes of their use.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Further reading. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

J. Poolos has a deep interest in World War II, particularly in the development and use of atomic bombs. A graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and The Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he has authored more than 15 books for young adults on a variety of events and historical figures.

Reviews and Awards

“A fine starting point for learning about this complex chapter in human history.”


Booklist

"...useful for report writers and intriguing for nonfiction readers...personalized with descriptions of those involved."


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