Bomb and Its Deadly Shadow
illustrated memoir of the early days of the atomic bomb
By Dean Warren
ANNIVERSARY OF ATOMIC BOMB!
The first atomic
bomb detonated in the New Mexican desert at 5:30 AM on July 16th, 1945.
On August 6th and 9th the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki died and, with
them, over 200,00 people. A year later, in July of 1946, the U.S. exploded
the fourth and fifth bombs, in Bikini atoll. After each of those five
shots, news of accompanying radiation shook the world. Today, with unfriendly
states rushing to acquire nuclear weapons and with the Administration
threatening pre-emption, readers should review lessons from the past.
Dean Warren, a writer and atomic veteran himself, has published an illustrated
memoir of the early days of the atomic bomb, with emphasis on radiation
dangers. As chief medical officer of the Manhattan Project, his father,
Dr. Stafford L. Warren, set safety standards, guided the first detonation,
led the initial team into Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and fought with admirals
to protect from radiation hazards the 42,000 men and women who attended
the Bikini atom bomb tests.
The Bomb and Its Deadly Shadow is
based on Dr. Warren's oral history, official reports, and Dean Warren's
own memories as a radiation technician at Bikini. It's a warm intermingling
of family history and desperate scientific enterprise, culminated by the
definition of a new mortal threat.American Heritage magazine has contracted
to publish a condensation.
Available from www.Xlibris.com/DeanWarren.html. $19.99 trade paperback--ISBN:
1-4134-2907-6; $25.99 hardback-ISBN 1-4134-6385-1. Discounts for libraries
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February 1, 2005