Reviews for Manhattan Project and the Atomic Bomb in American History


Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 January 2000
%% This is a multi-book review. SEE the title "The Vietnam Antiwar Movement in American History" for next imprint and review text. %% ((Reviewed January 1 & 15, 2000)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2000 Fall
Seven important chapters in American history are recounted in volumes that identify participants, discuss the prevailing political and public opinions of each era, and outline its historical legacy. The books are clearly written though incomplete in some aspects; selections from historic documents or primary sources are included in boxed sections. The volumes' black-and-white photos are often too dark. Time lines are included. Bib., ind. Copyright 2000 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 2000 September
Gr 6-10-A well-researched account of the political and military forces that fueled the American drive to create the first atomic bomb. Gonzales provides background information on Hitler's rise to power, Germany's invasion of Europe, the political changes in Italy, and Japan's aggressive stance in the Pacific. She includes facts about Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, and many other scientists who emigrated to the U.S. In addition, the author discusses the factories designed specifically to assist in research on the atomic bomb, how it was created and tested, and the debate surrounding its use. Excerpts from primary sources add interest. Framed, black-and-white photographs are scattered throughout the book. Daniel Cohen's The Manhattan Project (21st Century, 1999) focuses more on the personalities involved in the project and their relationships with one another.-Michael McCullough, Byron-Bergen Middle School, Bergen, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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