The Big 5 Books ... on the Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima and Nagasaki

By The Big 5 ... by Booktrawler

By The Big 5 ... by Booktrawler

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

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

Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath

Paul Ham

$23.00

"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

The Making of the Atomic Bomb (Anniversary)

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

Hiroshima

John Hersey

$7.94

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).

Black Rain

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.