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Title:
The Manhattan Project
Author:
Cohen, Daniel, 1936-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Discusses the personalities and events involved in the research, development and detonation of the atomic bombs built by the United States in the 1940s.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1070 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.9 5.0 29015.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.9 8 Quiz: 21744 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780761303596
Format :
Book

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The Manhattan Project had it all -- spies, intrigue, secrets, politics, and...science. Well-known author Daniel Cohen gives an enthusiastic telling of the exciting story of the first atomic bomb.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. In 1939, rumors of German atomic research sent American officials into a panic. In order to stop Hitler and end the war, President Roosevelt secretly authorized funding for a group of the world's best scientists to develop the most powerful weapon ever, and the first atomic bomb was successfully built. Cohen's detailed account of the Manhattan Project includes recently revealed information, making for an excellent resource and fascinating read. Government officials, project leaders, scientists, and spies are discussed in depth, as are the scientific breakthroughs enabling the atomic and hydrogen bombs to be built. Cohen offers perspective on the significance and continuing impact of atomic bombs on international relations, and how fear, mistrust, and politics can lead the government to keep things from the public. Historically and scientifically illuminating, this well-written, dramatic story of political intrigue and the birth of the arms race conveys the magnitude of one of the twentieth century's most profoundly defining events. Chapter notes; chronology; bibliography. --Shelle Rosenfeld


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-10-A solid recounting of an irrevocable turning point in world history-the creation of the atomic bomb. Cohen introduces the key players and details the evolution of this project from its beginnings in New York during the early years of World War II to its completion in New Mexico. He describes the events and reactions surrounding the use of the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945. Although the book focuses on the United States, thwarted German research attempts and Soviet and German espionage efforts are included. Cohen's inclusion of intriguing tidbits and interesting quotations makes history come alive in this volume. A chronology, an excellent bibliography, an index, and appropriate black-and-white photos add to the book's accessibility and usefulness.-Joanne K. Cecere, Highland High School, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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