AUTHORWyden, Peter
TITLEDay One: Before Hiroshima and After
PUBLISHERSimon & Schuster
CITYNew York, NY

This inclusive account details the history of the atomic bomb from Leo Szilard’s earliest conception of its possibility to Hiroshima’s status 40 years after the bombing. “Wyden illuminates the scientific breakthroughs and the espionage: the manipulations and false assumptions by the highest policy makers on three continents; the extraordinary secret life in three American cities where 100,000 people worked to build the bomb - and the reality of Day One in Hiroshima, where 130,000 people died” (book jacket). Wyden puts great emphasis on the roles of Leo Szilard, Robert Oppenheimer, Leslie Groves, and Edward Teller.

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