Countdown 1945

Countdown 1945

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Chris Wallace
  • ISBN-10 : 9781982143367
  • Release : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: History
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * “Riveting.” —The New York Times * “Propulsive.” —Time * “Reads like a tense thriller.” —The Washington Post * “The book is deservedly the nonfiction blockbuster of the season.” —The Wall Street Journal From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima. April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents—and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb “the one great mistake in my life”; lead researcher J. Robert “Oppie” Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more. Perhaps most of all, Countdown 1945 is the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. Truman’s journey during these 116 days is a story of high drama: from the shock of learning of the bomb’s existence, to the conflicting advice he receives from generals like Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Marshall, to wrestling with t

Countdown 1945

Countdown 1945

  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Author : Chris Wallace
  • ISBN-10 : 1982143355
  • Release : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: History
  • Download/Read : 320
  • Price : FREE
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The #1 national bestselling “riveting” (The New York Times), “propulsive” (Time) behind-the-scenes account “that reads like a tense thriller” (The Washington Post) of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima by veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace. April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents—and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb “the one great mistake in my life”; lead researcher J. Robert “Oppie” Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more. Perhaps most of all, Countdown 1945 is the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. But more than a book about the atomic bomb, Countdown 1945 is also an unforgettable account of the lives of ordinary American and Japanese civilians in wartime—from “Calutron Girls” like Ruth Sisson in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to ten-year-old Hiroshima resident Hideko Tamura, who survives the blast at ground zero but loses her mother and later immigrates to the Un

Countdown 1945

Countdown 1945

  • Publisher :
  • Author : Chris Wallace
  • ISBN-10 : 1982160551
  • Release : 2020
  • Genre: Atomic bomb
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A "behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the Americans attack on Hiroshima." -- Dust jacket flap.

Brotherhood of the Bomb

Brotherhood of the Bomb

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Author : Gregg Herken
  • ISBN-10 : 9781466851559
  • Release : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 464
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The fascinating story of the men who founded the nuclear age, fully told for the first time The story of the twentieth century is largely the story of the power of science and technology. Within that story is the incredible tale of the human conflict between Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller-the scientists most responsible for the advent of weapons of mass destruction. How did science-and its practitioners-enlisted in the service of the state during the Second World War, become a slave to its patron during the Cold War? The story of these three men, builders of the bombs, is fundamentally about loyalty-to country, to science, and to each other-and about the wrenching choices that had to be made when these allegiances came into conflict. Gregg Herken gives us the behind-the-scenes account based upon a decade of research, interviews, and newly released Freedom of Information Act and Russian documents. Brotherhood of the Bomb is a vital slice of American history told authoritatively-and grippingly-for the first time.

SUMMARY Of Countdown 1945

SUMMARY Of Countdown 1945

  • Publisher :
  • Author : Onehour Reads
  • ISBN-10 : 1952639204
  • Release : 2020-06-18
  • Genre: History
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A Comprehensive Summary Of Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace & Mitch Weiss About the Original Book In the book "Countdown 1945" by Chris Wallace & Mitch Weiss, Wallace takes us on an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945. When Truman - an untested new president, gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. Aside talking about the atomic bomb that changed the world, the book also makes an unforgettable account of the lives of ordinary American and Japanese civilians lost in wartime. As well as those who survived it. About this Summary This summary guide is proudly brought to you by OneHour Reads. It contains a comprehensive, well detailed summary and key takeaways of the original book by Chris Wallace. It summarizes the book in detail, to help people effectively understand, articulate and imbibe the original work by Wallace. DISCLAIMER: This is an independent and unofficial summary guide published and written by OneHour Reads, who is in no way affiliated with the original author. This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it.

The United States of Trump

The United States of Trump

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Author : Bill O'Reilly
  • ISBN-10 : 9781250237217
  • Release : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 304
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A rare, insider’s look at the life of Donald Trump from Bill O'Reilly, the bestselling author of the Killing series, based on exclusive interview material and deep research Readers around the world have been enthralled by journalist and New York Times bestselling author Bill O’Reilly’s Killing series—riveting works of nonfiction that explore the most famous events in history. Now, O’Reilly turns his razor-sharp observations to his most compelling subject thus far—President Donald J. Trump. In this thrilling narrative, O’Reilly blends primary, never-before-released interview material with a history that recounts Trump’s childhood and family and the factors from his life and career that forged the worldview that the president of the United States has taken to the White House. Not a partisan pro-Trump or anti-Trump book, this is an up-to-the-minute, intimate view of the man and his sphere of influence—of “how Donald Trump’s view of America was formed, and how it has changed since becoming the most powerful person in the world”— from a writer who has known the president for thirty years. This is an unprecedented, gripping account of the life of a sitting president as he makes history. As the author will tell you, “If you want some insight into the most unlikely political phenomenon of our lifetimes, you’ll get it here.”

Make Time for Clocks

Make Time for Clocks

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Author : Chris Wallace
  • ISBN-10 : 9781440220326
  • Release : 2011-01-15
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
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Thirty timely projects will have crafters assembling clocks in no time at all! From whimsical to sophisticated, there's a clock project for every decor: lodge/rustic; English cottage; shabby chic; sporty; classic; kids; contemporary; retro; masculine; folk art; funky; artsy; French country; country; and ethnic. Sixteen well known designers contributed projects, including Cheryl Ball, Barbara McGuire, Vivian Perrits, Lisa Sheppard, and Carolyn Stearns. Crafters of all skill levels will feel comfortable making these clocks when following these clear and detailed instructions on the basic techniques of clock making, preparing and finishing wood products, and painting. Projects use a variety of techniques: stitching, beading, painting, decoupage, stamping, stenciling, wood burning, leather crafting, and faux finishing, and a variety of materials: polymer clay, fabric, felt, beads, and wire.

With All Due Respect

With All Due Respect

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Author : Nikki R. Haley
  • ISBN-10 : 9781250266569
  • Release : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Political Science
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The New York Times and USA Today bestseller A revealing, dramatic, deeply personal book about the most significant events of our time, written by the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is widely admired for her forthright manner (“With all due respect, I don’t get confused”), her sensitive approach to tragic events, and her confident representation of America’s interests as our Ambassador to the United Nations during times of crisis and consequence. In this book, Haley offers a first-hand perspective on major national and international matters, as well as a behind-the-scenes account of her tenure in the Trump administration. This book reveals a woman who can hold her own—and better—in domestic and international power politics, a diplomat who is unafraid to take a principled stand even when it is unpopular, and a leader who seeks to bring Americans together in divisive times.

Your Hidden Superpower

Your Hidden Superpower

  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Author : Adrienne Bankert
  • ISBN-10 : 9781400218202
  • Release : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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Kindness isn’t merely about getting along with people and being nice. It’s a game changer in business, the door opener to fulfillment, and the key to authenticity and confidence. It’s also a superpower that can be honed through developing a daily practice of kindness as a lifestyle and is especially important in these divisive times. Whether it’s the current political climate, family matters, or workplace dynamics, everything in our world appears to be more intense lately. Social media is a forum for debates and name-calling. Many feel frustrated and powerless. The person next to you might be on the verge of quitting or cracking under pressure. Is something as simple as kindness really the answer? Through years of talking to friends and colleagues about her kindness practices, Good Morning America correspondent and anchor Adrienne Bankert has heard story after story confirming the unlimited power of kindness. Adjusting our perspective from being closed off and self-centered to a mindset of kindness ripples into a staggering amount of personal fulfillment and development. Kindness is universally understood in every culture. No matter our age or ethnicity, where we come from, or how much money we make, any one of us can be kind. Any one of us can be the difference maker. As a bonus, we achieve our unique destiny day by day by being kind. Your Hidden Superpower will help you See the many layers of benefits that simple acts of kindness can bring to people who commit to practicing it in their lives Learn how to make kindness a habit in your own life and feel the joy, fulfillment, and inspiration that comes from helping others Make kindness one of your differentiators at work and experience the remarkable opportunities and direction that this brings Feel the power of kindness as a force to reconnect you to your authentic self, replenish your passion and creativity, and find your voice

Fallout

Fallout

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Author : Lesley M.M. Blume
  • ISBN-10 : 9781982128517
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: History
  • Download/Read : 288
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New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century—the true effects of the atom bomb—potentially saving millions of lives. Just days after the United States decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US government and military had begun a secret propaganda and information suppression campaign to hide the devastating nature of these experimental weapons. The cover-up intensified as Occupation forces closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing leaks about the horrific long-term effects of radiation which would kill thousands during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked—until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and managed to report the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the story secret—even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published “Hiroshima” in August 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the hellish new threat that America had unleashed. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war partly because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved—and can still save—the world.