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Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb [Paperback]

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Author Author : Fetter-Vorm, Jonathan
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0809093553
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780809093557
Publisher Publisher : Hill and Wang
Pages Pages : 160
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100437774

Succeeds as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation. Kirkus Reviews(starred review)

Trinity, the debut graphic book by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, depicts the dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb in World War Two. This sweeping historical narrative traces the spark of invention from the laboratories of nineteenth-century Europe to the massive industrial and scientific efforts of the Manhattan Project, and even transports the reader into a nuclear reactioninto the splitting atoms themselves.
The power of the atom was harnessed in a top-secret government compound in Los Alamos, New Mexico, by a group of brilliant scientists led by the enigmatic wunderkind J. Robert Oppenheimer. Focused from the start on the monumentally difficult task of building an atomic weapon, these men and women soon began to wrestle with the moral implications of actually succeeding. When they detonated the first bomb at a test site code-named Trinity, they recognized that they had irreversibly thrust the world into a new and terrifying age.
With powerful renderings of WWII's catastrophic events at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fetter-Vorm unflinchingly chronicles the far-reaching political, environmental, and psychological effects of this new invention. Informative and thought-provoking,Trinityis the ideal introduction to one of the most significant events in history.

Trinityilluminates a turning-point in human history, and does so with admirable pace, grace, and skill. Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

Succeeds as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation. Kirkus (starred review)

Fetter-Vorm's work . . . is altogether exemplary. And the writing's as good as the art, making this a strong primer on the A-bomb's development. Booklist

The story behind the weapon that ended World War II and changed the nature of international conflicts forls-

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