Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World

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$30.00  $27.60
Publisher
Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982143343

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About the Author

Chris Wallace is the anchor of Fox News Sunday. In his eighteen years at Fox, Wallace has covered almost every key political event. Throughout his five decades in broadcasting, he has interviewed numerous US and world leaders, including seven American presidents, and won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice and Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World.

Mitch Weiss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for the Associated Press, covering subjects ranging from military misconduct, government corruption, and white-collar crimes to the housing meltdown and unsafe medical devices. He is also the critically acclaimed author or coauthor of nine books.

Reviews

"There is no finer journalist in America today than Chris Wallace and no more dramatic story in American history than Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb. Countdown 1945 moves at a breakneck pace and even though you know the ending, you can't put it down. This is the most exciting book I've read all year."
--Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired), #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed and Sea Stories

"As a reporter and a news anchor, Chris has been at the center of the biggest news stories of the last four decades. He's given perspective and insight when we've needed it most. Now, his same attention to detail fills the pages of Countdown 1945, the story of arguably the most consequential event in the U.S. since the Civil War. It's a stunning piece of work."
--George Clooney

"Countdown 1945 goes beyond our history lessons. It tells moving, personal stories of Americans who played pivotal roles in one of our most important moments as a nation. From scientists at the top of their field, to heroic members of our military, to everyday Americans, it's an incredible story of how our country came together with a determined spirit to end a war and save countless lives."
--Ambassador Nikki Haley, New York Times bestselling author of With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace

"Countdown 1945 is a real-life thriller about one of the most important events of the twentieth century. Veteran journalist Chris Wallace takes readers behind the scenes and brings to life the compelling story of the 116 days leading up to Hiroshima. Written like a spy novel, this is a must-read history that will educate and keep you turning the pages. Not to be missed!"
--Daniel Silva, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The New Girl

"Vivid, fast-paced, and wide-ranging, Countdown 1945 is a fine telling of one of the twentieth century's most remarkable tales--how the United States designed, built, delivered, and detonated the first two atomic bombs over Japan."
--Rick Atkinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Army at Dawn and The British Are Coming