Score: 4.5
From 261 Ratings

Countdown 1945

  • Author: Chris Wallace
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 25992934 Bytes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Propulsive.” —Time * “Reads like a tense thriller.” —The Washington Post * “The most exciting book I’ve read all year.” —Admiral William H. McRavenFrom Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima.April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple c...

Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Once in a Great City

  • Author: David Maraniss
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 39015785 Bytes

“A fascinating political, racial, economic, and cultural tapestry” (Detroit Free Press), a tour de force from David Maraniss about the quintessential American city at the top of its game: Detroit in 1963.Detroit in 1963 is on top of the world. The city’s leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; Motown’s founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and his daughter, the incredible Aretha; Governor George Romney, Mormon and Civil Rights advocate; car salesman Lee Iacocca; Police Commissioner George Edwards; Martin Luther King. The time was full of promise. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before. Yet the shadows of collapse were evident even then.“Elegiac and richly detail...