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Countdown 1945

Wallace has made two wise choices. First off, he doesn’t begin with information about World War II and nuclear energy physics. Instead, he starts with Harry Truman and the enormous, unexpected responsibility Truman must take on in the wake of FDR’s passing. Of course, part of that duty is to decide whether or not to use the atomic bomb, which raises numerous moral, military, and geopolitical issues. Even the hazy future of our life on Earth is revealed in this research.

Wallace drew me into the story right away by outlining the seriousness of Truman’s predicament. Next, we have a countdown fra...

 

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