AUTHORHirschfeld, Burt
TITLEA Cloud Over Hiroshima: The Story of the Atomic Bomb
PUBLISHERJulian Messner
CITYNew York, NY
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This book is a brief account of the making of atomic bombs during World War II, and their subsequent use on Japanese cities. It covers the activities of Vannevar Bush, General Leslie Groves, Robert Oppenheimer, and Paul Tibbets. The author uses a clear, simple style to tell the story, while still including many of the complex issues. The work provides a good overview by including events outside the production of the bombs, such as the creation of the 509th Composite Group of the Air Force, the contribution of General Henry Arnold, Commander-in-Chief of the Army Air Forces, and the ongoing developments in war-torn Europe.

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