Further Reading
Atomic Bomb, Manhattan Project, and Nuclear Weapons 

The Manhattan Project


 Green, Connie Jordan. The War at Home: A Novel. Oak Ridge, TN: Tellico Books,

    1993. (Previously published by Margaret K. McElderry in 1989)

Klages, Ellen. The Green Glass Sea. New York: Viking, 2006. 

Millar, Peter. Stealing Thunder. New York: Bloomsbury, 1999.

Ottaviani, Jim, et al. Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political

    Science of the Atomic Bomb. Ann Arbor, MI: G.T. Labs, 2001.

 Taylor, Theodore. The Bomb. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1995.

 Zindel, Paul. The Gadget. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.


 Blow, Michael. The History of the Atomic Bomb. New York: American Heritage, 1968.

Conant, Jennet. 109 East Place: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Conant, Jennet. Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that

    Changed the Course of World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Fermi, Rachel, et al. Picturing the Bomb: Photographs from the Secret World of the

    Manhattan Project. New York: Abrams, 1995.

 Gallagher, Thomas M. Assault on Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Bomb. New York:

    Harcourt, 1975.

 Groueff, Stephane. Manhattan Project: The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic

    Bomb. Boston: Little, Brown, 1967.

 Groves, Leslie R. Now It Can be Told: The Story of the Manhattan Project. New York:

    Harper and Brothers, 1962.

 Herken, Gregg. Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert

    Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller. New York: Henry Holt, 2002.

 Johnson, Charles W. and Charles O. Jackson. City Behind a Fence: Oak Ridge,

    Tennessee, 1942-1946. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1981.

 Jungk, Robert. Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic

    Scientists. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1958.

 Kurzman, Dan. Day of the Bomb: Countdown to Hiroshima. New York: McGraw-Hill,


 Kurzman, Dan. Blood and Water: Sabotaging Hitler's Bomb. New York: Henry Holt,


 Lamont, Lansing. Day of Trinity. New York: Atheneum, 1965.

 Mason, Katrina R. Children of Los Alamos: An Oral History of the Town Where the

    Atomic Age Began. New York: Twayne, 1995.

 Morland, Howard. The Secret That Exploded. New York: Random House, 1981.

 Nichols, K.D. The Road to Trinity. New York: Morrow, 1987.

 Norris, Robert S. Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, The Manhattan

    Project's Indispensable Man. South Royalton, VT: Steel Forth, 2002.

 Overholt, James, ed. These Are Our Voices: The Story of Oak Ridge, 1942-1970.

    Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, 1987.

 Powers, Thomas. Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb. New

    York: Knopf, 1993.

Preston, Diana. Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima. New York: Walker, 2005. 

Purcell, John Francis. The Best-Kept Secret: The Story of the Atomic Bomb. New York:

    Vanguard, 1963.

 Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb. New York: Simon and Schuster,   


 Robinson, George O. The Oak Ridge Story. Kingsport, Tennessee: Southern Publishing,


 Sanger, S.L. with Robert W. Mull. Hanford and the Bomb: An Oral History of World

    War II. Seattle, WA: Living History Press, 1989.           

Schweber, S.S. In the Shadow of the Bomb: Oppenheimer, Bethe, and the Moral Responsibility

    of the Scientist. Princeton University Press, 2000.

Szasz, Frenc Morton. The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear

    Explosion, July 16, 1945. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1984.

Walker, Stephen. Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.

Wyden, Peter. Day One: Before Hiroshima and After. New York: Simon and Schuster,



Hiroshima and Nagasaki


 Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako. Illus. Ed Young. New York: Putnam, 1993.

 Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Illus. Ronald Himler.     

    New York: Putnam, 1977. 

Kodama, Tatsuhara. Shin's Tricycle. Illus. Noriyuki Ando. New York: Walker, 1995.

Maruki, Toshi. Hiroshima No Pika. New York: Lothrop, 1980.

 Nakazawa, Keiji. Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima. San Francisco: Last

    Gasp, 2004.

 Yep, Laurence. Hiroshima: A Novella. New York: Scholastic, 1995.


Akizuki, Tatsuichiro. Nagasaki 1945. London: Quartet Books, 1981.

Goldstein, Donald M., Katherine V. Dillon and J. Michael Wenger. Rain of Ruin: A

    Photographic History of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 1995.

Hachiya, Michihiko. Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-

    September 20, 1945. Trans. Warner Wells, M.D. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North

    Carolina Press, 1955.

 Hersey, John. Hiroshima (New Edition). New York: Vintage, 1989.

 Polmar, Norman. The Enola Gay: The B-29 that Dropped the Atomic Bomb on

    Hiroshima. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 2004.  

 Selden, Kyoko and Mark, eds. The Atomic Bomb: Voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1989.

 Takaki, Ronald. Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb. Boston: Little,

    Brown, 1995.

 Thomas, Gordon and Max Morgan Witts. Enola Gay. New York: Stein and Day, 1977.

 Tibbets, Paul W. Return of the Enola Gay. Columbus, OH: Mid-Coast Marketing, 1998.

 Walker, J. Samuel. Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs

    Against Japan. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.

 Weale, Adrian, ed. Eye-Witness Hiroshima: First–Hand Accounts of the Atomic Terror

    That Changed the World. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1995.


Japan and World War II

Allen, Thomas B. and Norman Polmar. Code-Name Downfall: The Secret Plan to Invade

    Japan and Why Truman Dropped the Bomb. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.

 Dowker, John W. Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II. New York:

    Norton, 1999.

 Spector, Ronald H. Eagle against the Sun: The American War with Japan. New York:

    Free Press, 1985.

 Toland, John. The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945.

    New York: Random House, 1970.


J. Robert Oppenheimer

 Bernstein, Jeremy. Oppenheimer: Portrait of an Enigma. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2004.

 Bird, Kai and Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J.

    Robert Oppenheimer. New York: Knopf, 2005.

 Goodchild, Peter. J. Robert Oppenheimer: Shatterer of Worlds. Boston: Houghton

    Mifflin, 1981.

McMillan, Priscilla J. The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Birth of the Modern Arms

    Race. New York: Viking, 2005.


Moe Berg

 Dawidoff, Nicholas. The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg. New

    York: Vintage, 1995.

 Grey, Vivian. Moe Berg: The Spy Behind Home Plate. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication

    Society, 1996.

 Kaufman, Louis, Barbara Fitzgerald, and Tom Sewell. Moe Berg: Athlete, Scholar,

    Spy. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974.


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