One of the biggest challenges one faces while reading a book is coming across words and terms one does not understand. Of course, one can always consult a dictionary for meaning or dig out a reference ebook like an encyclopaedia or a Who’s Who or an atlas to find out more about a particular subject.
There are a number of books out there on the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. More are military histories, some are cautionary essays and yet others deal with the process behind the making of the nuclear bombs. Chris Wallace has tried to blend all these approaches together in Countdown 1945.