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The Resource Shockwave : countdown to Hiroshima, Stephen Walker

Shockwave : countdown to Hiroshima, Stephen Walker

Label
Shockwave : countdown to Hiroshima
Title
Shockwave
Title remainder
countdown to Hiroshima
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Walker
Title variation
Countdown to Hiroshima
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a quiet Monday morning in August 1945, the first atomic bomb detonated as expected, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths. The Japanese surrendered nine days later. But if the bombing of Hiroshima represents one of the signal events of the twentieth century--indeed, in the history of mankind--at the time it was but another episode in an unprecedented drama whose final act had begun three weeks earlier, at the secret laboratory in Los Alamos. This book is the story of those three weeks, as seen through the eyes of the pilots, victims, scientists, and world leaders at the center of the drama. Interviews with American and Japanese witnesses tell the story of the bombing of Hiroshima--including the copilot, who writes a minute-by-minute diary on board the Enola Gay; the atomic scientist who arms the bomb in midair with a screwdriver; and the Japanese student desperately searching for his lover in the ruins of the city.--From publisher description
Summary
A minute-by-minute retelling of the Hiroshima bombing as remembered by American soldiers, Los Alamos scientists, and Japanese survivors offers insight into the bombing's role in the war and the unfolding of the twentieth century
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162653
Cataloging source
JSY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Stephen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
countdown to Hiroshima
Label
Shockwave : countdown to Hiroshima, Stephen Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-351)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20969874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060742843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060742843
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61112537
  • (Sirsi) AAT-7796
Label
Shockwave : countdown to Hiroshima, Stephen Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-351)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20969874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060742843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060742843
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61112537
  • (Sirsi) AAT-7796

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