Book ID: CBB273839074

Tinian and the Bomb: Project Alberta and Operation Centerboard (2018)


Farrell, Don A. (Author)

Micronesian Productions

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: xix + 472 pp.
Language: English

"Tinian and The Bomb" by Don A. Farrell chronicles the important and often overlooked role Tinian in the Mariana Islands played in the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of World War II. As part of the Manhattan Project, Project Alberta and Operation Centerboard, Tinian was integral in the plan to drop atomic bombs on Japan. The book captures this history as gathered from documents and images held in the National Archives, Record Group 77. The book documents how the Army Corps of Engineers, guided by the Los Alamos Laboratory in cooperation with the US Army Air Forces and the US Navy and its Seabees, constructed facilitates on Tinian capable of assembling and delivering as many atomic bombs as necessary to bring WWII to a successful end without an invasion of the Japanese home islands. As predicted, two atomic bombs, one uranium and one plutonium, were launched from Tinian and dropped in rapid succession, resulting in the unconditional surrender of Japanese military forces. This prevented the political partition of Japan (as happened with Korea and Germany) and led to the US-Japan security alliance that remains the cornerstone of peace in the Pacific today.(Publisher)

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Review Darrell Dvorak (Fall 2018) Review of "Tinian and the Bomb: Project Alberta and Operation Centerboard". Air Power History (pp. 47-48). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Norris, Robert S.
Ridler, Jason S.
Malloy, Sean L.
Wake, Naoko
Williams, Hill
Kiernan, Denise
Canadian Military History
Diplomatic History
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
American Heritage of Invention and Technology
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Simon & Schuster
Steerforth Press
Washington State University Press
W. W. Norton & Co.
Atomic bomb
World War II
Manhattan Project
Nuclear weapons; atomic weapons
Science and war; science and the military
Fermi, Enrico
Groves, Leslie R.
Seaborg, Glenn T.
Goudsmit, Samuel Abraham
Conant, James Bryant
United States
Tennessee (U.S.)
Ohio (U.S.)
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
Hanford Nuclear Site (Washington)
United States. Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Harvard University

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