Atomic Bomb Perspectives Set

In August 1945, the US government dropped two atomic bombs on Japan to end World War II. The bombings forced Japan to surrender, but they left a complicated legacy.

Author: Martha London

Publisher: Abdo Publishing

ISBN: 9781532192654

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In August 1945, the US government dropped two atomic bombs on Japan to end World War II. The bombings forced Japan to surrender, but they left a complicated legacy. Survivors, soldiers, scientists, and many other people had their own perspectives on the bombings. Atomic Bomb Perspectives helps readers explore people's experiences and points of view, giving readers firsthand accounts of historical events. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Atomic Bomb and American Society

In answering these questions, The Atomic Bomb and American Society sheds light on the collaboration of science and the military in creating the bomb; the role of women working at Los Alamos; the transformation of nuclear physicists into ...

Author: Rosemary B. Mariner

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 157233648X

Category: History

Page: 447

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Drawing on the latest research on the atomic bomb and its history, the contributors to this provocative collection of eighteen essays set out to answer two key questions: First, how did the atomic bomb, a product of unprecedented technological innovation, rapid industrial-scale manufacturing, and unparalleled military deployment shape U.S. foreign policy, the communities of workers who produced it, and society as a whole? And second, how has American society's perception that the the bomb is a means of military deterrence in the Cold War era evolve under the influence of mass media, scientists, public intellectuals, and even the entertainment industry? In answering these questions, The Atomic Bomb and American Society sheds light on the collaboration of science and the military in creating the bomb; the role of women working at Los Alamos; the transformation of nuclear physicists into public intellectuals as the reality of the bomb came into widespread consciousness; the revolutionary change in military strategy following the invention of the bomb and the development of Cold War ideology; the image of the bomb that was conveyed in the popular media; and the connection of the bomb to the commemoration of World War II. As it illuminates the cultural, social, political, environmental, and historical effects of the creation of the atomic bomb, this volume contributes to our understanding of how democratic institutions can coexist with a technology that affects everyone, even if only a few are empowered to manage it. Rosemary B. Mariner is formerly Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair and Professor of Military Studies for the National War College. She is currently a lecturer in history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. G. Kurt Piehler is associate professor of history and former director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, which hosted the conference that formed the basis of this volume. He is the author of Remembering War the American Way and World War II in the American Soldiers' Lives Series as well as the coeditor, with John Whiteclay Chambers II, of Major Problems in American Military History.

Remembering the Manhattan Project

Part I of this book, comprised of papers from the Atomic Heritage FoundationOCOs Symposium on the Manhattan Project, recounts the history of this remarkable effort and reflects upon its legacy.

Author: Cynthia C. Kelly

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812567100

Category: History

Page: 201

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During World War II, nations raced to construct the worldOCOs first nuclear weapon that would determine the future of the world. The Manhattan Project, one of the most significant achievements of the 20th century, was the culmination of AmericaOCOs war effort. Today, although the issue of nuclear weapons frequently dominates world politics, few are aware of the history behind its development. Part I of this book, comprised of papers from the Atomic Heritage FoundationOCOs Symposium on the Manhattan Project, recounts the history of this remarkable effort and reflects upon its legacy. Most of the original structures of the Manhattan Project have been inaccessible to the public and in recent years, have been stripped of their equipment and slated for demolition. Part II proposes a strategy for preserving these historical artifacts for the public and future generations."

Atomic Bomb Survivor Stories

Atomic Bomb Survivor Stories shares their experiences and explores how the bombings affected later generations. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject.

Author: Martha London

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1098210565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The atomic bombs destroyed two cities in Japan and killed hundreds of thousands of people. Residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki struggled with radiation-related illnesses and discrimination for many years after the bombings. Atomic Bomb Survivor Stories shares their experiences and explores how the bombings affected later generations. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Hiroshima

Studies both the U.S. and Japanese perspectives of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima. Activities introduce the multiple perspectives in order to analyze the decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan within its historical context.

Author: Amy Cheng

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Category: Atomic bomb

Page: 143

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Studies both the U.S. and Japanese perspectives of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima. Activities introduce the multiple perspectives in order to analyze the decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan within its historical context.

The Dropping of the Atomic Bombs

This book relays the factual details of the dropping of the atomic bombs that took place during World War II. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Manhattan Project ...

Author: Roberta Baxter

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1624317197

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This book relays the factual details of the dropping of the atomic bombs that took place during World War II. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Manhattan Project scientist, a witness in Hiroshima, and an aide to the US secretary of war. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.

Manhattan Project

The definitive collection of writings on the Manhattan Project by the pre-eminent scientists, historians, and the everyday observers who bore witness to the birth of the modern nuclear age.

Author: Cynthia C. Kelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 160376206X

Category: History

Page: 496

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The definitive collection of writings on the Manhattan Project by the pre-eminent scientists, historians, and the everyday observers who bore witness to the birth of the modern nuclear age. Begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people, including our foremost scientists and thinkers, and cost nearly $2 billion, while operating under a shroud of absolute secrecy. This groundbreaking collection of documents, essays, articles, and excerpts from histories, biographies, plays, novels, letters, and the oral histories of key eyewitnesses provides unique perspectives for the historian and student of history all compiled by experts at the Atomic Heritage Foundation. Photographs throughout depict key moments and pivotal figures. The Manhattan Project gives actual voice to a significant period in history.

How the Bomb Changed Everything

Today, nuclear power is used as an energy source, but the threat of nuclear warfare lingers. How the Bomb Changed Everything explores the complicated legacy of the first atomic bombs.

Author: Emma Huddleston

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1098210573

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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When the United States became the first country to use an atomic weapon when it dropped the atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. Not long after, other countries began developing atomic bombs. Today, nuclear power is used as an energy source, but the threat of nuclear warfare lingers. How the Bomb Changed Everything explores the complicated legacy of the first atomic bombs. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Remembering the Manhattan Project

Because I think it is really extraordinary that the effort that was put together during the war, for a very specific purpose, managed to survive the ...

Author: Cynthia C Kelly

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814481785

Category: Science

Page: 200

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During World War II, nations raced to construct the world's first nuclear weapon that would determine the future of the world. The Manhattan Project, one of the most significant achievements of the 20th century, was the culmination of America's war effort. Today, although the issue of nuclear weapons frequently dominates world politics, few are aware of the history behind its development. Part I of this book, comprised of papers from the Atomic Heritage Foundation's Symposium on the Manhattan Project, recounts the history of this remarkable effort and reflects upon its legacy. Most of the original structures of the Manhattan Project have been inaccessible to the public and in recent years, have been stripped of their equipment and slated for demolition. Part II proposes a strategy for preserving these historical artifacts for the public and future generations. This book has been selected for coverage in: • Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (ISTP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings) • Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings® (ISSHP® / ISI Proceedings) • Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings) • CC Proceedings — Engineering & Physical Sciences Contents:Part I: A Report on the Proceedings:A History Worth PreservingThe Manhattan Project — A Millennial TransformationThe Allies and the Atomic BombThe Military and Science in the Crucible of WarSpeaking from ExperienceLessons of the Manhattan Project for the 21st CenturyClosing ReflectionsPart II: A Plan for Preserving the Manhattan Project:Preserving America: A Strategy for the Manhattan ProjectCross-Cutting RecommendationsPreservation Strategies for the Manhattan Project: Two Options Readership: Scientists, historians, public policy makers, educators and students as well as members of the general public. Keywords:History of the Manhattan Project;Second World War;Preserving AmericaKey Features:Will engage students and a broad national audience interested in the top-secret effort in WWII to create the world's first atomic bombIncludes compelling articles by Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Gregg Herken, Brotherhood of the Bomb, Robert Norris, Racing for the Bomb, and five other notable historians

President Truman and the Atomic Bomb

Discusses the events and decisions that led to the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, particularly Truman's role as decision maker and initiator of the act.

Author: Michael O'Neal

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780899080796

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Discusses the events and decisions that led to the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, particularly Truman's role as decision maker and initiator of the act.

Security with Nuclear Weapons

From the John Holmes Library collection.

Author: Institut international de recherches pour la paix

Publisher: Sipri Publication

ISBN: 9780198278399

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

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SIPRIStockholm International Peace Research Institute is an independent institute for scientific research, which aims to further an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solutions to international conflicts and for a stable peace. Over the past twenty years, SIPRI has concentrated on problems ofarmaments, disarmament, and arms regulation. SIPRI is financed mainly by the Swedish Parliament. Its staff, the Governing Board, and the Scientific Council are international.The prospect of large reductions of nuclear weapons poses fundamental questions about the purpose of nuclear weapons. Why have some states chosen to acquire nuclear weapons? How - and why - have these decisions been maintained over time? Why have some states elected to approach, but not cross, thenuclear threshold?This book examines the commonalities and differences in political approaches to nuclear weapons both within and among three groups of states: nuclear, non-nuclear, and threshold. The chapters explore the evolution of thinking about nuclear weapons and the role these weapons play in nationalsecurity planning.The book transcends traditional East-West approaches to analysis of nuclear issues by giving equal prominence to the issues of nuclear proliferation and non-nuclearism. The book also provides a comprehensive analysis of how current approaches to nuclear weapons have evolved both within and amongthe countries under study.

The US Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Others disagreed. The US Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb explores the perspectives of those who were involved in the decision to drop the bombs.

Author: A. R. Carser

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 109821059X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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During the summer of 1945, World War II was still raging. Japan refused to surrender. Many US officials thought the best solution to save lives and end the war early was to drop an atomic bomb on Japan. Others disagreed. The US Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb explores the perspectives of those who were involved in the decision to drop the bombs. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Suffering Made Real

Arguing that Cold War politics and cultural values fundamentally shaped the work of the ABCC, M. Susan Lindee tells the compelling story of a project that raised disturbing questions about the ethical implications of using human subjects in ...

Author: M. Susan Lindee

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226482361

Category: Science

Page: 295

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The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 unleashed a force as mysterious as it was deadly—radioactivity. In 1946, the United States government created the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) to serve as a permanent agency in Japan with the official mission of studying the medical effects of radiation on the survivors. The next ten years saw the ABCC's most intensive research on the genetic effects of radiation, and up until 1974 the ABCC scientists published papers on the effects of radiation on aging, life span, fertility, and disease. Suffering Made Real is the first comprehensive history of the ABCC's research on how radiation affected the survivors of the atomic bomb. Arguing that Cold War politics and cultural values fundamentally shaped the work of the ABCC, M. Susan Lindee tells the compelling story of a project that raised disturbing questions about the ethical implications of using human subjects in scientific research. How did the politics of the emerging Cold War affect the scientists' biomedical research and findings? How did the ABCC document and publicly present the effects of radiation? Why did the ABCC refuse to provide medical treatment to the survivors? Through a detailed examination of ABCC policies, archival materials, the minutes of committee meetings, newspaper accounts, and interviews with ABCC scientists, Lindee explores how political and cultural interests were reflected in the day-to-day operations of this controversial research program. Set against a period of conflicting views of nuclear weapons and nuclear power, Suffering Made Real follows the course of a politically charged research program and reveals in detail how politics and cultural values can shape the conduct, results, and uses of science.

Better a Shield Than a Sword

A controversial scientist offers personal reflections on physicists such as Einstein, Szilard, and Fermi, views of the events at Los Alamos and the Oppenheimer affair, and his stance on arms control and nuclear policy

Author: Edward Teller

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Category: Political Science

Page: 257

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A controversial scientist offers personal reflections on physicists such as Einstein, Szilard, and Fermi, views of the events at Los Alamos and the Oppenheimer affair, and his stance on arms control and nuclear policy

Arab Perspectives

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ardent and hovering over the stadium . The hero active supporter of Israel ...

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The Unfinished Atomic Bomb

The compilation of this book is significant in this regard, offering Japanese, American, Australian, and European perspectives.

Author: David Lowe

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498550215

Category: History

Page: 248

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In its diversity of perspectives, The Unfinished Atomic Bomb: Shadows and Reflections is testament to the ways in which contemplations of the A-bomb are endlessly shifting, rarely fixed on the same point or perspective. The compilation of this book is significant in this regard, offering Japanese, American, Australian, and European perspectives. In doing so, the essays here represent a complex series of interpretations of the bombing of Hiroshima, and its implications both for history, and for the present day. From Kuznick’s extensive biographical account of the Hiroshima bomb pilot, Paul Tibbets, and contentious questions about the moral and strategic efficacy of dropping the A-bomb and how that has resonated through time, to Jacobs’ reflections on the different ways in which Hiroshima and its memorialization are experienced today, each chapter considers how this moment in time emerges, persistently, in public and cultural consciousness. The discussions here are often difficult, sometimes controversial, and at times oppositional, reflecting the characteristics of A-bomb scholarship more broadly. The aim is to explore the various ways in which Hiroshima is remembered, but also to consider the ongoing legacy and impact of atomic warfare, the reverberations of which remain powerfully felt.

Perspectives

A Journal of Historical Inquiry. this matter ... At this time , Bush and Conant were
concerned that Germany might be outpacing both Great Britain and the United
States in developing a bomb . ... 16 The President , agreeing with Churchill ,
asserted that the United States would set up the research plant to manufacture a
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The Manhattan Project

This secretive program was known as the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project explores the workers' experiences and the development of the atomic bombs.

Author: Ryan Gale

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1098210581

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The US Army hired more than 125,000 people to help develop the atomic bombs. They worked and lived in remote areas, and they couldn't tell anyone about their work. This secretive program was known as the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project explores the workers' experiences and the development of the atomic bombs. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Tennessee Historical Quarterly

The Atomic Bomb and American Society : New Perspectives , a collection of
essays edited by Rosemary B. Mariner and G. Kurt Piehler , provides a wide -
ranging account of the atomic bomb's impact on American society and culture
from 1945 ...

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