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The day the world went nuclear: dropping the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific

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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.

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Full title day the world went nuclear dropping the atom bomb and the end of world war ii in the pacific
Author oreilly bill
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Last Update 2018-05-26 23:42:58PM
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subject_facet Pacific Area -- History, Military -- 20th century, Pacific Area -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area -- Juvenile literature, World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan, World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Juvenile literature, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Juvenile literature
title_display The day the world went nuclear : dropping the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific
title_full The Day the World Went Nuclear Dropping the Atom Bomb and the End of World War II in the Pacific, The day the world went nuclear : dropping the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific / Bill O'Reilly
title_short The day the world went nuclear :
title_sub dropping the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific
topic_facet Campaigns, History, History, Military, Juvenile Nonfiction, World War, 1939-1945