Countdown 1945

Written By Chris Wallace
Countdown 1945
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 11 May 2021
  • ISBN : 1982143355
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 6 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Countdown 1945 written by Chris Wallace which was release on 11 May 2021, this book published by Simon and Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The #1 national bestselling “riveting” (The New York Times), “propulsive” (Time) behind-the-scenes account “that reads like a tense thriller” (The Washington Post) of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima by veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace. April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents—and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb “the one great mistake in my life”; lead researcher J. Robert “Oppie” Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more. Perhaps most of all, Countdown 1945 is the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. But more than a book about the atomic bomb, Countdown 1945 is also an unforgettable account of the lives of ordinary American and Japanese civilians in wartime—from “Calutron Girls” like Ruth Sisson in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to ten-year-old Hiroshima resident Hideko Tamura, who survives the blast at ground zero but loses her mother and later immigrates to the United States, where she lives to this day—as well as American soldiers fighting in the Pacific, waiting in fear for the order to launch a possible invasion of Japan. Told with vigor, intelligence, and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history.

Countdown 1945

Countdown 1945
  • Author : Chris Wallace
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : The #1 national bestselling “riveting” (The New York Times), “propulsive” (Time) behind-the-scenes account “that reads like a tense thriller” (The Washington Post) of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima by veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace. April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in ...

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SUMMARY Of Countdown 1945
  • Author : Onehour Reads
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-18
  • Total pages : 82
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : A Comprehensive Summary Of Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace & Mitch Weiss About the Original Book In the book "Countdown 1945" by Chris Wallace & Mitch Weiss, Wallace takes us on an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up ...

Countdown 1945

Countdown 1945
  • Author : Chris Wallace,Mitch Weiss
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : A "behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the Americans attack on Hiroshima." -- Dust jacket flap....

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  • Author : Chris Wallace
  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : Following Chris Wallace’s “riveting” (The New York Times) and “propulsive” (Time) #1 national bestseller Countdown 1945 comes a deeply reported, revelatory, and thrillingly told account of the final months of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. On August 27, 2010, three CIA officers ask for a private meeting with CIA Director Leon Panetta. ...

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : The story leading to the development and the first test of the atomic bomb is a complicated study in human endeavor under strict security and secrecy. During the later months of World War II in Europe, there was a growing concern that many of the scientists in Germany were in ...

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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2007-09-01
  • Total pages : 740
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : "Countdown to Freedom" is the story of a young Dutch boy from the big port city of Rotterdam, Holland who experienced first-hand the invasion of his country by the Nazis in 1940, the wanton bombing of the city by the German Luftwaffe, numerous bombings by the Allied Air forces, persecution of ...

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of No Easy Day comes a thrilling World War II story of the American airborne soldiers who captured a Japanese-held island fortress “Rock Force is a beautifully told story of war: the friendships, the courage and despair, and the terror... One of the ...

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : A riveting, minute-by-minute account of the momentous event that changed our world forever On a quiet Monday morning in August 1945, a five-ton bomb—dubbed Little Boy by its creators—was dropped from an American plane onto the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On that day, a firestorm of previously unimagined power ...

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  • Author : Robert Conroy
  • Publisher : Random House LLC
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : An intriguing alternate history novel speculates what could have happened if, after the dropping of two atomic bombs, a devastated Japan, under the influence of fanatical extremists, still refuses to surrender, forcing the war-weary United States to launch an invasion on the defiant nation. Original. 25,000 first printing....

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006-05-22
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : August 6th, 1945, 9.15 a.m. Six miles above Hiroshima, the bombardier of the Enola Gay releases an atomic bomb into the freezing skies. Seconds later, the city is obliterated in a single, monumental blast of fire. The destruction is immediate and catastrophic, as if a small sun had suddenly exploded. Tens ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989-10
  • Total pages : 121
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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  • Publisher : Viking Press
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Total pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : Download or read online Countdown to Peace 1945 1995 written by Timothy Francis Gurry,Robert Lewis, published by which was released on 1995. Get Countdown to Peace 1945 1995 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : 24 August 1939- The fate of the world is hanging in the balance. Hitler has ambitions to invade Poland and hopes Stalin will now help him. The West must try to stop him. If they don't, world war will result. In this dramatic account Richard Overy re-creates hour-by-hour the last days ...

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  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1982143355
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Summary : In December 1943, among rising realization that the Allies are planning to invade "Fortress Europe," Field Marshal Rommel was assigned the title of General Inspector for the Atlantic Wall. His mission was to assess their readiness--what he finds disgusts him. The famed Atlantikwall is nothing but a paper tiger, woefully unprepared ...