AUTHORRotter, Andrew J.
TITLEHiroshima: The World's Bomb
PUBLISHEROxford Press
CITYLondon, England
DATE PUBLISHED2008
ISBN978-0-19-280437-2


This sweeping historical narrative tells the story of the Hiroshima bomb in order to examine the event's significance in international history. It opens with the origins of nuclear physics in Europe and concludes with eight nations possessing nuclear weapons in a world threatened by nuclear terrorism. While focusing on the U.S. production and use of the first atomic bombs, the author also reviews the early nuclear weapons programs of the Soviet Union, Germany, Great Britain, and Japan as well as post-World War II programs of France, China, India, Israel, South Africa, and Pakistan. A chapter is devoted to the effects of the bombs on Japan and its subsequent surrender. Indexed and containing extensive endnotes and a bibliographic essay, the book also provides useful information to guide further research on specific topics.


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