What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima? (What Was?) (Paperback)

What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima? (What Was?) By Jess Brallier, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jess Brallier, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator)
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Description


Hiroshima is where the first atomic bomb was dropped. Now readers will learn the reasons why and what it's meant for the world ever since.

By August 1945, World War II was over in Europe, but the fighting continued between American forces and the Japanese, who were losing but determined to fight till the bitter end. And so it fell to a new president--Harry S. Truman--to make the fateful decision to drop two atomic bombs--one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki--and bring the war to rapid close. Now, even seventy years later, can anyone know if this was the right choice? In a thoughtful account of these history-changing events, Jess Brallier explains the leadup to the bombing, what the terrible results of it were, and how the threat of atomic war has colored world events since.

About the Author


Jess Brallier is the author of numerous books, including Bouncing Science and Who Was Albert Einstein? He lives in New York.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781524792657
ISBN-10: 1524792659
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: March 17th, 2020
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: What Was?