Donna Chilcote
Little Miami High School
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WWII- Project
Atomic Bomb Research Paper
11th Grade
World/ U.S. Studies 3
President Truman's decision to drop the Atomic Bomb
World/U.S. Studies 3- WWII Project
Atomic Bomb Research Paper
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Years of FEAR. By: Kettey, Timothy. Scholastic Update, 03/22/99, Vol. 131 Issue 12, p10, 2p, 1 map, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 970; (AN 1707515)
What did Truman know, and when did he know it? By: Goldberg, Stanley. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May/Jun98, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p18, 2p, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1050; (AN 555925)
Hiroshima: Why America Dropped The Atomic Bomb By: Rothenberg, Marc. Magill Book Reviews, 01/01/1996; Reading Level (Lexile): 1130; (AN 9602077004)
Was Truman right to drop the bomb? By: Nitze, Paul H.. Vital Speeches of the Day, 9/15/95, Vol. 61 Issue 23, p722, 3p; Reading Level (Lexile): 1260; (AN 9510095134)
Why America dropped the bomb. By: Kagan, Donald. Commentary, Sep95, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p17, 7p; Reading Level (Lexile): 1310; (AN 9509211135)
President Harry S. Truman and the bomb. By: Ferrell, Robert H.. National Forum, Fall95, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p22, 4p, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1290; (AN 9512010006)
Why Truman dropped the bomb. By: Harsch, Joseph C.. Christian Science Monitor, 8/4/95, Vol. 87 Issue 175, p9, 1c, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 990; (AN 9509080323)
Truman and the bomb. By: Hamby, Alonzo L.. History Today, Aug95, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p18, 8p, 9bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1160; (AN 9508234157)
Truman's atom-bomb dilemma. (cover story) By: Moffett, George. Christian Science Monitor, 7/31/95, Vol. 87 Issue 171, p1, 2bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1370; (AN 9508250440)
The biggest decision: Why we had to drop the atomic bomb. By: Maddox, Robert James. American Heritage, May/Jun95, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p70, 7p, 5c; Reading Level (Lexile): 1280; (AN 9504277682)
93 Statement by the President Announcing the Use of the A-Bomb at Hiroshima. August 6, 1945 American Reference Library, 01/01/2001; (AN 9FVPPHST010094)
Harry S. Truman. Political & World Leaders: WWII, 2002, p5, 3p; Reading Level (Lexile): 890; (AN 5651311)
Harry Truman planned his shots well in Korea and the Cold War. By: A.H.S.. Aviation History, Jul2001, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p6, 2/3p; Reading Level (Lexile): 1260; (AN 4428748)
Shock treatment. By: King, Michael B.. National Review, 4/3/95, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p53, 5p; Reading Level (Lexile): 1470; (AN 9503237583)
Think tank. Scholastic Update, 3/24/95, Vol. 127 Issue 12, p28, 1p, 2bw; (AN 9504103663)
The Russians Steal an Ally's Atomic Secrets. (cover story) By: Elsey, George. Newsweek, 03/08/99, Vol. 133 Issue 10, p53, 1/3p, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 930; (AN 1587690)
Truman announces hydrogen bomb program. By: Truman, Harry S.. Essential Documents in American History, Essential Documents, 1492-Present, p229, 1/8p; Reading Level (Lexile): 930; (AN 9708102198)
Atomic bombing of Hiroshima announcement. By: Truman, Harry S.. Essential Documents in American History, Essential Documents, 1492-Present, p1, 3p; Reading Level (Lexile): 1150; (AN 9706192865)
Bombs away. By: King, Michael B.. National Review, 11/6/95, Vol. 47 Issue 21, p60, 4p, 2bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1420; (AN 9511212831)
Harry Truman's fateful decision. Christian Science Monitor, 9/12/95, Vol. 87 Issue 201, p19, 1c; Reading Level (Lexile): 1230; (AN 9509294626)
The final act. By: Buchsbaum, Herbert. Scholastic Update, 3/24/95, Vol. 127 Issue 12, p20, 2p, 1bw; (AN 9504103660)
WEBSITES
The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb B Numerous primary source documents on the decision, including pages from President Truman's diary, plus lesson plans. From the Truman Library.
Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II - Transcripts of interviews with more than 200 people who were young adults during World War II.
Studs Terkel: Conversations with America - The Chicago Historical Society has made available oral history interviews conducted by Studs Terkel for his books (including Hard Times and The Good War) and radio program.
World War II: Documents - Primary source documents on World War II. Maintained by the Avalon Project at Yale University.
ENOLA GAY, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
Hiroshima: Was it Necessary?
Hiroshima Archivewant
A-Bomb WWW Museum
A-Bomb WWW Museum
Atomic Bomb Decision
Major Effects of the Atomic Bomb
Guide to Japanese A-Bomb
The Race to Build the Atomic Bomb: A Resource for Teachers and Students
This site provides information on the science, the scientists, and the nations involved in the development of the atomic bomb. There are also lesson plans and suggested resources for further research, including Web links, print, and nonprint materials. From the Contra Costa County (California) Office of Education.
Atomic Archive
"This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb" and explains how nuclear weapons work and their effects. Features key historical documents, a timeline of the nuclear age, arms control treaties, a glossary, lesson plans for teachers, and related links. Also contains "historical photographs, animations and interactive models of the first atomic bombs" as well as an almanac highlighting nuclear facilities, stockpiles, arsenals, test sites, accidents, and smuggling incidents. Searchable
Nuke Pop
This site chronicles the popular culture reaction to the Nuclear Age, beginning with the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and follows it through to the "Atom-age Nostalgia" of the 1990s. It is illustrated with comic book covers and sequences, movie stills, record album covers, and other material from the times.
Enola Gay Archive
Documents from the controversy concerning the 1994 National Air and Space Museum plan to exhibit the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Air Force Magazine and the Air Force Association objected to the context of the exhibit and the exhibition was cancelled and replaced "with a straightforward program that eventually became the most popular exhibition in the museum's history." This site presents material "drawn upon by all parties to the controversy."
The Hall of Science & Exploration: Edward Teller, Ph.D.
This site features a biography and a 1990 interview with Edward Teller, "Father of the Hydrogen Bomb." It includes video and audio clips from the interview.
Federation of American Scientists
Founded first as the Federation of Atomic Scientists by members of the Manhattan Project who produced the first atomic bomb, this organization works to challenge excessive government secrecy, monitor arms sales, prevent proliferation of biological and toxin weapons, watches the intelligence community, analyzes the U.S. military, works for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, and promotes the use of space for collaboration and monitors its use for conflict.
National Atomic Museum
Enola Gay
The online exhibit of the history of the B-29 bomber that dropped the nuclear weapon on Hiroshima. Includes information on the plane, the B-29 aircraft in general, the mission, the crew, and links to other museums with exhibits on B-29s. From the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Nuclear History at the National Security Archive
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BOOKS
303.4 BEN Bender, David War and Human Nature
320 PRE Moser, John E. Presidents from Hoover through Truman
327.1 THR Thro, Ellen Taking a Stand Against Nuclear War
355 NUC Syumski, Bonnie Nuclear War Opposing Viewpoints
355 WAR Carroll, Andrew War Letters
355 WIL Williams, Gene Nuclear War Nuclear Winter
355.021 OHE O'Heffernan, Patrick The First Nuclear World War
355.021 TAY Taylor, L.B. The Nuclear Arms Race
355.021 NEW Newhouse, John War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
335.021 FLY Flynn, Nigel The Nuclear Age
355.033 McN McNamara, Robert Blundering into Disaster
355.8 ATO Roleff, Tamera The Atom Bomb
358 HUR Hurley, Jennifer Weapons of Mass Destruction
358.34 GAY Gay, Kathlyn Silent Death
363.179 CHE Cheney, Glenn They Never Knew
632.4 BIS Bishop, Chris The Encyclopedia of Weapons of WWII
632.4 RHO Rhodes, Richard The Making Of the Atom Bomb
632.451 BLO Blow, Michael The History of the Atom Bomb
940.54 GRA Hersey, John Hiroshima
940.54 HUI Huie, WIlliam The Hiroshima Pilot
940.54 TRU Trumbull, Robert Nine Who Survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki
940.542 ALP Alperovitz, Gar The Decision to use the Atomic Bomb
973.918 TRU Truman, Margaret Harry S. Truman
973.91 USC Uschan, Michael The 1940's
B TRU Martin, Ralp G. President from Missouri