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 Europebut the fighting continued between American forces and the Japanesewho 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. Noweven seventy years latercan anyone know if this was the right choice? In a thoughtful account of these history-changing eventsJess Brallier explains the leadup to the bombingwhat the terrible results of it wereand how the threat of atomic war has colored world events since.
What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima?
Jess Brallier, Who HQ
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