Engineering & Transportation
The Enola Gay and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$13.59
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.95
  • Save: $3.36 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Enola Gay: The B-29 That Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Paperback – February 1, 2004


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.59
$10.00 $4.99



Frequently Bought Together

The Enola Gay: The B-29 That Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima + 43 Seconds to Hiroshima: The First Atomic Mission. An autobiography of Richard H. Nelson, "Enola Gay" Radioman.
Price for both: $29.34

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

China
Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc. (February 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574888366
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574888362
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.8 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,244,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Norman Polmar is a leading expert on naval and aviation matters. An internationally known analyst, consultant, and award-winning author, Polmar has written more than 40 books, including, with K. J. Moore, Cold War Submarines: The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines (Brassey’s, ISBN 1-57488-594-4) and Historic Naval Aircraft: From the Pages of Naval History Magazine (Brassey’s, ISBN 1-57488-572-3). He is a columnist for the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings and Naval History magazines. Polmar lives in the Washington, DC, area.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Accordino VINE VOICE on July 29, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Military historian and author Norm Polmar, has written a wonderful short and concise photographic history of the manhattan project and its chief principal Gen Paul Tibbets and the crew of the most famous B-29 bomber of them all, the "Enola Gay". With the help of rare photogrpahs, Polmar gives the novice reader an educational overview of the building of the worlds first atomic bombs that were destined for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While liberals of the modern world call Paul Tibbets a war criminal, They also did not live through the war that killed over five hundred thousand Americans. It may have cost another couple of hundred thousand lives to invade mainland Japan. Paul Tibbets and his crews are nothing short of American war heroes, whose bravery and patriotism should never be forgatten. As a former military officer, I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a brief but accurate portayal of the events that lead up to the decision to bomb Japan and bring an end to WW-2. For a more in depth look at this historic event, I recommend "Day One", by Peter Wyden, and "The Return of The Enola Gay" by General Paul Tibbets.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
Plenty of titles have mentioned the Enola Gay and its pivotal role in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Norman Polmar's The Enola Gay: The B-29 That Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima goes a step further, telling the story of the plane, the B-29 program, and its combat operations in general. A complete account of the aircraft from start to finish evolves, The Enola Gay is packed with vintage black and white photos throughout.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By VSMontana on April 24, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Lots of historical elements. Thoroughly enjoyed the human take. It would make a great movie, but the PC world would not approve.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Fascinating level of detail, profiles of individuals involved were insightful, it was like actually being there. A must-read for anyone interested in that particular period of World War II, but also a stark reminder that some things never change, and this could happen again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Norman Polmar does a great job of telling the story of the mission that helped to end the war in the Pacific in WWII. The book is not long, but the essential facts are there for anyone wanting to know the behind the scenes story of the mission. Excellent book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?