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The Secret of the Manhattan Project

Stories in American History

Series: Stories in American History

By Doreen Gonzales

Thousands of American soldiers were dying and millions more combattants and civilians were perishing during World War II. Some of the world’s greatest scientists escaped their own war-torn countries and fled to the Unites States. These scientists discovered a possible way to end the war. Thus began the three-year experiment resulting in the production and use of the atomic bomb. In THE SECRET OF THE MANHATTAN PROJECT, author Doreen Gonzales examines the creation of this powerful weapon and its place in the history of World War II. She presents the political, scientific and social issues surrounding the bomb, and looks at today’s issues about living in a world with nuclear weapons.

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Reviews

"The informative narrative is accompanied by photographs . . ."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2012

"This series presents concepts and events in American history that are well explained and easily accessible to students."

Library Media Connection, October 2012

"The history of, rational and science behind the development of the atomic bomb are the subject of this well written and informative book . . . The language of the book makes it very accessible to all ages, from upper elementary to adult, making this book a good primer on the subject for anyone."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2012

"The political, scientific, and social issues surrounding the bomb are addressed as well as what it means to live now in a world with nuclear weapons."

Children's Literature

". . . these titles are characterized by solid research, dramatic details, and an accessible and attractive format . . . Thorough and engaging, they are representative of what lively writing and clean, clear presentation can do to add oomph to history lessons."

School Library Journal, April 2012

". . . this book does a fine job of explaining the Manhattan Project to middle-graders by firmly placing the project in the context of history . . . What sets this book apart is not the format, which is conventional and loaded with well-chosen photos, but the way Gonzales twists the many threads and turns them into a fresh narrative that will intrigue readers and encourage them to find out more."

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