The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 1st Edition

  • Hal Marcovitz
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  • ISBN-10: 1601526873
  • ISBN-13: 9781601526878
  • DDC: 623.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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By the early 1900s, physicists developed the science of fission, the ability to create tremendous amounts of energy by splitting the atom. In 1939, as war swept across Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt realized that America would soon be drawn into the conflict and the US would be in a race against Germany and Japan to develop the atomic bomb. Under Roosevelt, the Manhattan Project was launched with the goal of developing the atomic bomb and using it to end World War II.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Important Events in the Making of the Atomic Bomb.
Introduction: The Defining Characteristics of the Making of the Atomic Bomb.
1: What Conditions Led to the Making of the Atomic Bomb?.
2: The Chicago Pile.
3: Site Y.
4: Fat Man and Little Boy.
5: What is the Legacy of the Making of the Atomic Bomb?.
Source Notes.
Important People in the Making of the Atomic Bomb.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.