Possibly the biggest turning point in history was when the American’s dropped the atomic bombs on Japan at the end of World War 2, bringing to an end the devastating war in the pacific. The Manhattan Project was the secret operation to build the world’s first atomic bomb.
The Manhattan Project by Al Cimino is a book that covers the story of The Manhattan Project, from the first spark that created the idea to build the world’s most deadly and frightening weapon, to the aftermath and realities of what happens when the bombs are actually dropped.
Following first hand accounts of politicians, scientists and the architects of the the A Bomb, Cimino explores how those working in secret on the project in the middle of the desert, reconciled themselves with the scientific advancement and indeed career progression they would achieve through being a part of such a landmark idea, with the harsh reality of what they were building.
The book is an easy read that does not weigh you down with technical jargon and scientific terms, but rather gives you an overview of The Manhattan Project in a way that can be understood and enjoyed by anyone with a keen interest in this period of history.
Available as an Ebook, ISBN: 9781784281120, £2.49 (RRP)