Inferno is the compelling story of the U.S. atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the ensuing death and destruction that led to the end of World War II.
The events that culminated in the fall of Japan - which forever changed the course of diplomacy, geopolitics, and warfare in the twentieth century - are vividly recreated through dramatic first-hand accounts of the major participants on both sides of the Pacific.
They include: Harry Truman, the inexperienced American president who made the decision that would lead to unprecedented death and destruction; the war-mongering, but mysterious, Japanese Emperor Hirohito, who ultimately presided over his country's surrender; General Leslie Groves, the no-nonsense director of the Manhattan Project; and Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the plane, the Enola Gay, which dropped the very first nuclear bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945.
About the author
Ronald Henkoff is an award-winning journalist who served as executive editor of Bloomberg Markets magazine for sixteen years. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he worked as a reporter and editor at Fortune and Newsweek - in Chicago, Houston, London, and New York. His reporting has taken him throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. A recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Minard Editor Prize. Henkoff holds a B.A. in history from Carleton College, an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, and an M.A. in international history from the London School of Economics.
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