A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
Lucid narrative and captivating drawings trace the invention of the bomb from European laboratories in the late 19th century to the massive and finally successful efforts of the Manhattan Project, clearly conveying the dire need for America to develop such a weapon, the secrecy required, and the brilliance and moral dilemmas of the scientists involved. Included are details of the detonation of the first bomb at a test site code-named Trinity, a primer on the science of a nuclear reaction, and an unflinching account of both the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the fearsome aftermath.
Hill and Wang
7 and up