Nuclear Dawn: The Atomic Bomb from the Manhattan Project to the Cold War
James P. Delgado. New York: Osprey Publishing, 2009. 216 pp. Illus. Notes. Bib. Index. $24.95.
The author, who is also a maritime archaeologist and explorer, writes that the atomic bomb attacks on Japan "forever changed warfare in a way that no other weapon in history had done." He tells the story of a new era and the weapon that has profoundly changed warfare, global society, and international politics.
This fascinating book covers the pre-atomic age, the development and delivery of the atomic bombs to their targets in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, international reaction to the attacks, and postwar atomic testing at Bikini Atoll. It then analyzes nuclear proliferation and deterrence and the bomb's legacies, which have touched virtually every aspect of human affairs.