By Jeff Shaara
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
With the struggle in Europe winding down within the spring of 1945, the USA turns its large army assets towards a livid attack at the final nice stepping-stone to Japan—the seriously fortified island of Okinawa. The three-month conflict within the Pacific theater will function probably the most vicious wrestle of the total moment international struggle, as American troops confront an enemy that might otherwise be slaughtered than adventure the disgrace of quit. in the meantime, stateside, a unique type of crusade is being waged in mystery: the improvement of a weapon so strong, no longer even the scientists who construct it be aware of simply what they're approximately to unharness. Colonel Paul Tibbets, one of many best bomber pilots within the U.S. military Air Corps, is chosen to steer the undertaking to drop the bad new weapon on a eastern urban. As President Harry S Truman mulls his concepts and eastern health care professional Okiro Hamishita cares for sufferers at a health center close to Hiroshima, electorate at the domestic entrance wait for the day of reckoning that everybody is familiar with is coming.