Chris Wallace$30.00 $27.00
"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
"A provocative look at the closing days of the Japanese Empire and the long shadow cast ever after by the atomic bomb....A valuable contribution to the literature of World War II that asks its readers to rethink much of what they've been taught about America's just cause." --Kirkus Reviews
Richard Rhodes$24.00 $21.60
"A monumental and enthralling history [...] Alive and vibrant in the book are all the scientists...and each human being stands vividly revealed as a man of science, of conscience, of doubts or of hubris."-San Francisco Chronicle
On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times).
Masuji Ibuse$12.00 $11.04
"The most successful book yet written about the greatest single horror inflicted by one group of men upon another." --Sunday Times
These are my best, top 5 books on this topic. They are my personal choice and I hope you find the list a useful starting point.