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What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima?

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Hiroshima is where the first atomic bomb was dropped. Now readers will learn the reasons why and what it's meant for the world ever since.

By August 1945, World War II was over in Europe, but the fighting continued between American forces and the Japanese, who were losing but determined to fight till the bitter end. And so it fell to a new president—Harry S. Truman—to make the fateful decision to drop two atomic bombs—one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki—and bring the war to rapid close. Now, even seventy years later, can anyone know if this was the right choice? In a thoughtful account of these history-changing events, Jess Brallier explains the leadup to the bombing, what the terrible results of it were, and how the threat of atomic war has colored world events since.

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Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9781524792671
  • Release date: March 17, 2020

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781524792671
  • Release date: March 17, 2020

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781524792671
  • File size: 62828 KB
  • Release date: March 17, 2020

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6.2
Lexile® Measure:870
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

Hiroshima is where the first atomic bomb was dropped. Now readers will learn the reasons why and what it's meant for the world ever since.

By August 1945, World War II was over in Europe, but the fighting continued between American forces and the Japanese, who were losing but determined to fight till the bitter end. And so it fell to a new president—Harry S. Truman—to make the fateful decision to drop two atomic bombs—one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki—and bring the war to rapid close. Now, even seventy years later, can anyone know if this was the right choice? In a thoughtful account of these history-changing events, Jess Brallier explains the leadup to the bombing, what the terrible results of it were, and how the threat of atomic war has colored world events since.

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