The Japanese Supreme Council surrendered nine days later, after a second bomb, to similarly devastating effect, had leveled Nagasaki.
But if, in retrospect, the bombing of Hiroshima represents the
climax of one of the signal events of the twentieth century --
indeed, in the history of mankind -- at the time it was but another
episode in an unprecedented drama whose final act had begun three
weeks earlier, at Los Alamos, a secret laboratory in the high plains
of New Mexico.
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'A superb account of the development of the bomb that destroyed a Japanese city with the heat of ten suns....An engrossing, saddening reconstruction of events, marking the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima's incineration.' - Kirkus Reviews Starred Review.
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