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|From Truman to Hiroshima- The Story of the Building and Deployment of the Atomic Bomb
The year 1945 was the year that ended the most vicious and costly war ever fought on our earth. It was also the year that brought the world into The Atomic Age. Vice President Harry Truman was "suddenly" President Truman. He knew nothing of the race going on to build the Atomic Bomb, but learned quickly. The days, weeks and months leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the go-ahead to drop The Bomb, are turbulent, full of controversy and shrouded in secrecy. This class will take you behind the scenes, and introduce you to key players and decisions that eventually lead to the dropping of "Little Boy" and "Big Man" over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It's a gripping tale.
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