AUTHORLaurence, William L.
TITLEDawn Over Zero: The Story of the Atomic Bomb
PUBLISHERAlfred A. Knopf
CITYNew York, NY
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Published in 1946 not long after the first atomic bombs were dropped, this book tells the story of how the bombs were made. The narrative begins with the Trinity test and goes back in time to discuss the contributions made by physicists Enrico Fermi, Lise Meitner, and other important scientists. It also disusses the crew of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The book is useful because it gives insight into what the American public was told about the atomic bomb following the end of World War II. The author, a reporter for the New York Times, was given access to the first atomic test in New Mexico and also allowed on a plane to observe the bombing of Nagasaki.

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