A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
Trinity, the debut graphic book by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, depicts the dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb in World War Two--with a focus on the brilliant, enigmatic scientist, J. Robert Oppenheimer.
"Succeeds as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
This sweeping historical narrative traces the spark of invention from the laboratories of nineteenth-century Europe to the massive industrial and scientific efforts of the Manhattan Project, and even transports the reader into a nuclear reaction--into the splitting atoms themselves.
The power of the atom was harnessed in a top-secret government compound in Los Alamos, New Mexico, by a group of brilliant scientists led by the enigmatic wunderkind J. Robert Oppenheimer. Focused from the start on the monumentally difficult task of building an atomic weapon, these men and women soon began to wrestle with the moral implications of actually succeeding. When they detonated the first bomb at a test site code-named Trinity, they recognized that they had irreversibly thrust the world into a new and terrifying age.
With powerful renderings of WWII's catastrophic events at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fetter-Vorm unflinchingly chronicles the far-reaching political, environmental, and psychological effects of this new invention. Informative and thought-provoking, Trinity is the ideal introduction to one of the most significant events in history.
About this Author
Jonathan Fetter-Vorm is an author and illustrator. His graphic novel about J. Robert Oppenheimer, Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, was selected by the American Library Association as a Best Graphic Novel for Teens in 2013. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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