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I read the book A World Destroyed Hiroshima and the Origins of the Arms Race written by Martin J Sherwin I thoroughly enjoyed reading on Hiroshima Throughout many history classes at different schools I have learned a great deal on Hiroshima but have found many things in this book that have struck my attention I really overly enjoyed reading this book I have learned many new things I learned many things in this book that I will explain On the morning of August 6 1945 a B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay flew over the industrial city of Hiroshima Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever The city went up in flames caused by the immense power equal to about 20000 tons of TNT This obviously was a huge success this scary project I learned that this project was made by unpredictable assemblage of civilian people and military scientific brain power-brilliant intense and young people The isolated mountain setting known as Los Alamos New Mexico was the sight to design and build the bomb that would end World War II but begin serious controversies concerning its sheer power and destruction I became interested in this topic because of my interest in science and history It seemed an appropriate topic to read because we are presently studying World War II in my history class The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings were always taught to me with some opinion and I always wanted to know the bomb itself and the unbiased effects that it had This book was a great opportunity for me to read into the bombings myself I found that the Manhattan project was the code name for the US effort during World War II to produce the atomic bomb It was appropriately named for the Manhattan Engineer District of the US Army Corps of Engineers because much of the early research was done in New York City Sparked by the refugee physicists in the
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