Countdown 1945

by Wallace, Chris,

Format: Book on CD 2020
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "April 12, 1945, witnessed the loss of a wartime leader with the passing of President Franklin Roosevelt. In the latter stages of WWII, the Allied effort was gaining ground over Axis powers, but victory was far from assured. Vice President Harry Truman assumed the presidency with trepidation, especially when informed of the Manhattan Project: the vast country-spanning effort that employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and maintained the covert purpose of building an atomic bomb. The crucial players in this wartime machine were many, from scientists like Robert Oppenheimer, who oversaw the New Mexico arm of the project despite reservations about his past Communist Party affiliations, to colonel Paul Tibbets, who led the team that ultimately dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Journalist and FoxNews anchor Wallace charts the perilous and unsure course of the U.S. during the waning days of WWII, capturing the various personae who brought the bomb to fruition. With minute-by-minute suspense, Wallace masterfully writes of the trying time and the Allies' omnipresent doubt up to the very last second."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fox News Sunday host Wallace debuts with a propulsive account of the final months of WWII leading up to atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Drawing on eyewitness accounts from Allied leaders, U.S. bomber pilots, and atomic scientists, Wallace opens with FDR's death in April 1945 and the swearing-in of President Truman, who immediately learns that the government has been developing "the most terrible weapon ever known in human history." Among those briefed about the plans, there was "a long, deeply felt debate" about the morality and efficacy of atomic weapons, Wallace writes. Separately, military leaders were planning to invade the Japanese home islands of Kyushu and Honshu in what would have been "the biggest military operation in U.S. history." Days after the bombing of Hiroshima, the Soviets invaded Japanese-occupied Manchuria, threatening to permanently alter the map of Asia. Defiant silence from Japanese leaders led to the bombing of Nagasaki, a mission that "almost failed before it began." Wallace, with help from journalist Weiss, writes with verve and an eye for cinematic detail, though much of the story is well-known. Still, this accessible, evenhanded account serves as an entertaining introduction to one of the most momentous decisions in world history. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Atomic bomb -- United States -- History.
World War, 1939-1945.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Japan.
Publisher New York City, NY :Simon & Schuster Audio,2020
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Countdown 1945 :
Countdown nineteen forty-five
Contributors Weiss, Mitch, author.
Wallace, Chris, narrator.
Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Chris Wallace.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 7 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781797105444
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