The Day the World Went Nuclear; Dropping the Atom Bomb and the End of World War II in the Pacific

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2017. Special Illustrated Edition [stated]. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7.25 inches by 9.5 inches. xvii, [1], 302 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Maps. A Note to Readers. Key Players. Time Line. The Author Recommends. Author's Source Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. William James O'Reilly Jr. (born September 10, 1949) is an American journalist, author, and former television host. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he reported for local television stations in the United States and later for CBS News and ABC News. He anchored the tabloid television program Inside Edition from 1989 to 1995. O'Reilly joined the Fox News Channel in 1996 and hosted The O'Reilly Factor until 2017. The O'Reilly Factor was the highest-rated cable news show for 16 years. He is the author of numerous books and hosted The Radio Factor (2002–2009). Since 2017, he has hosted the No Spin News podcast which he founded after being fired from Fox. O'Reilly is considered to be a conservative commentator. Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing the Rising Sun, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the decision to use the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific. Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: Atomic Bomb, Little Boy, Fat Man, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Manhattan Project, Leslie Groves, Robert Oppenheimer, B-29, Enola Gay, Hirohito, Japan, Douglas MacArthur, Paul Tibbets, Tinian

ISBN: 9781250120335

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