Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World

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COUNTDOWN 1945 begins on April 12, 1945, the day of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death, and follows the new president Harry Truman as he winds down the war in Europe and wrestles with the newly discovered knowledge of the atomic bomb. Over the 116 days between FDR's passing and the end of the war in Japan, Wallace touches on the high level debate in the government on whether to use the bomb, and also takes a look at the people who were touched by the creation and force of the new, terrifying weapon, both American and Japanese. Told with vigor, intelligence, and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history.


THIS COPY was hand signed by Chris Wallace on a page that was bound into the book. It is a new, unread, unopened first edition and comes with a certificate authenticating the signature. Published in June, 2020 by Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.


CHRIS WALLACE is the anchor of Fox News Sunday. In his sixteen years at Fox, Wallace has covered almost every key political event. Throughout his five decades in broadcasting, he has interviewed numerous U.S. and world leaders, including seven American presidents, and won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award. Thank you Chris Wallace for signing our books.

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