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Branchport - Modeste Bedient Memorial Library 1 J 940.542 L New Juvenile NonFiction Book

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Hoping to finally end World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. Three days later, the U.S. dropped another massive bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. The result was total devastation. Within seconds of the blasts, more than 120,000 men, women and children died. Thousands more would die from radiation sickness in the months to come. The war was over but the ongoing fear of nuclear destruction had begun.

Author Notes

Andrew Langley was born in 1949 in Britain. He has dedicated his career to penning educational books that meet the needs of young readers. Langley's first books were primarily straightforward works designed to explain day-to-day facts; in his "Behind the Scenes" series, for example, he explores what goes on at various familiar locations, such as a hotel and police station. As his career has progressed, Langley has increasingly focused on the subject that most interests him - history. He has produced biographies of a broad range of people from history as well as historic overviews such as The Roman News, Medieval Life, Renaissance, and Ancient Egypt.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Fire From the Skyp. 7
Chapter 2 The World at Warp. 13
Chapter 3 Developing the A-Bombp. 23
Chapter 4 The Bomb Racep. 33
Chapter 5 The Manhattan Projectp. 43
Chapter 6 Testing the Bombp. 55
Chapter 7 A Fateful Missionp. 63
Chapter 8 Second Infernop. 77
Chapter 9 The Aftermathp. 85
Chapter 10 The Cold Warp. 93
Timelinep. 100
Glossaryp. 104
Further Readingp. 106
Internet Sitesp. 106
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 107
Source Notesp. 108
Select Bibliographyp. 110
Indexp. 111

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