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The Manhattan Project and the atomic bomb in American history
Gonzales, Doreen.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2000]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Describes the events and people surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb, and examines the effects of its use during World War II.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.9 3.0 36075.
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-- Offers in-depth coverage of defining moments in American history.
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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. Gonzales and Mcormick contribute two well-done volumes to the In American History series, which offers readers in-depth examinations of specific events, movements, or institutions in American history. The Manhattan Project traces the events and people integral to the creation of the atomic bomb, particularly its political roots, and relates its impact on the outcome of World War II. The Vietnam Antiwar Movement presents a history of the Vietnam protests, exploring their effects on the development of political activism. Each account is well-documented and includes a time line and reading and organization lists. Archival photographs and documents enhance the books' value for research and curricular studies. Both volumes are worthy additions to a recommended series. See Series Roundup for more titles. --Mary Romano Marks

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-A well-researched account of the political and military forces that fueled the American drive to create the first atomic bomb. Gonzales provides background information on Hitler's rise to power, Germany's invasion of Europe, the political changes in Italy, and Japan's aggressive stance in the Pacific. She includes facts about Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, and many other scientists who emigrated to the U.S. In addition, the author discusses the factories designed specifically to assist in research on the atomic bomb, how it was created and tested, and the debate surrounding its use. Excerpts from primary sources add interest. Framed, black-and-white photographs are scattered throughout the book. Daniel Cohen's The Manhattan Project (21st Century, 1999) focuses more on the personalities involved in the project and their relationships with one another.-Michael McCullough, Byron-Bergen Middle School, Bergen, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.