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The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion, July 16, 1945 Paperback – July 5, 1984


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Product Details

  • Series: Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion, July 16, 1945
  • Paperback: 245 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (July 5, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082630768X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826307682
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #518,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This tightly focused, lucidly written and thoroughly researched book. . . describes the events, personalities and scientific processes that led to the detonation of the first atomic bomb in an isolated stretch of New Mexican desert. . . . Mr. Szasz provides fascinating details. . . . The Day the Sun Rose Twice is concise and cogent, a valuable introduction to how our nuclear dilemma began."

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I had looked at this book several times before I did.
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The illustrations included in the book give the reader incredible insight into the actual events.
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This book should be required reading for high school or college students.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Katherine on November 23, 2002
Format: Paperback
In THE DAY THE SUN ROSE TWICE, Ferenc Morton Szasz recounts the story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion that occurred on July 16, 1945. The author does an excellent job tracing critical details leading up to this historical process which changed American history and the world around us.

The book is broken down into nine chapters beginning with the origins of Los Alamos. However, Szasz begins by discussing the conceptual revolutions of human knowledge during the late nineteenth-early twentieth century.

The illustrations included in the book give the reader incredible insight into the actual events. "The ball of fire," a photograph taken of the nuclear explosion in New Mexico offers a visual effect of the actual event. Photographs of the people show the reader who was involved in the project. The map explains the large area in the state of New Mexico consumed for this project.

Overall, I found the book to be easy to read, although
I knew very little about the subject matter. I did, however, gain more insight into nuclear weapons. My favorite chapter was "The Blast." Szasz spoke to a number of people from all walks of life who experienced the blast of the Trinity. I chose this book as one of my book reviews for a special topics history class and found it to be an excellent read.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 5, 1999
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A short book that focuses on the Trinity test of the first nuclear 'device' (not a bomb, because it wasn't cable of being dropped from a plane). Worth reading if you're as deeply interested in this subject as I am.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1999
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If you read one book about the bomb, read Richard Rhodes's "The Making of the Atomic Bomb". I read Szasz as a refresher a few days before visiting the Trinity site, and found that it had a number of nice bits of information. (The Trinity site can be visited on the first Saturdays of April & October.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tim W. on November 13, 2008
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This is an outstanding historical account of the Manhattan Project. I read it when I could see the lights of Los Alamos outside my kitchen window at night. Amazing work, and chilling developments, took place there. This is a well-researched documentary of those events.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lee Lenox on July 2, 2013
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I talk to younger people that I work with about the Manhattan Project and Trinity Site, and they have no earthly idea what I'm talking about or what it means or meant to history. Then again most college grads could even tell you how many American men walked on the moon. This book should be required reading for high school or college students. Hell, it might even be spatial discovery for some!
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