Cynthia Frazier


Outstanding, Bill O'Reilly, Intermediate, Young Adult, World War II, Japan, Atomic Bomb, Manhattan Project

Document Type

Book Review


The bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese got the United States involved in World War II. President Truman repeatedly warned Japan to surrender or he would unleash a terrible bomb on Japan. Emperor Hirohito refused to act but finally surrendered only after the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were annihilated by atomic bombs. This book documents the major players involved with developing the atomic bomb, the heads of state most concerned with this time in history, and the military leaders involved in war decisions on the ground, air and sea. This book shows and tells the how and why of the historical events that happened in the closing days of World War II through photographs and eye witness accounts.