History: Countdown 1945
Come join us as we read Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days that Changed the World by Chris Wallace (available via the registration form for $15). The title alone should be enough to draw you in. These are some of the people we will read about: Albert Einstein, J.Robert Oppenheimer, Harry Truman and George Marshall. Should the United States have dropped the bomb on Japan? How will a rookie Prosident of the US face this challenge? As stated on the jacket cover: Told with vigor, intelligence and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history. Class will not meet February 23.