About the Book


The Ultimate Weapon: The Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb

By Edward T. Sullivan

Illustrated with black-and-white photographs

Published by Holiday House, 2007

Hardcover, 208 pages

ISBN 0-8234-1855-3 $24.95


Dangerous science, saboteurs and spies, secret cities, weapons of mass destruction—

the story of the Manhattan Project as it has never been told before.


    When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. But the story started long before that fateful day, and The Ultimate Weapon: The Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb delves into all that led up to it: the Nazi nuclear arms program, the massive commitment by United States to win the nuclear arms race, and the scientific developments of the Manhattan Project. From bus driver to scientist to spy to president, the key personalities concerned are examined, including Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This comprehensive book, filled with arresting black-and-white photographs, offers a broad and compelling look at the who, what, when, where, and why of the making of the atomic bomb, as well as its pronounced effects on our world today.


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