copyright 1984; Simon and Schuster publishers, New York; hardbound; very good as-new condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Details the full story, spanning three continents, of the race to create the atom bomb, the breakthroughs that made it possible, the dropping of the bomb on Japan, and the terrifying consequences.
Hiroshima was an event of such magnitude that it divided history into two periods, before the bomb, and after it--'Day One' of a new age, in which all life would be at risk. Here in all its drama is the untold story of the dawn of that new age--the creation and the use of the atomic bomb. Never before have all the strands--scientific, political, moral, military and human--been woven together with such authenticity and such skill as to provide the reader with a full understanding of how the bomb was created and why it was used.