On July 16, 1945 the United States successfully detonated the first atomic bomb. To learn more about what went into the development of the atomic bomb check out Richard Rhodes' Pulitzer Prize winner "Making of the Atomic Bomb."
Allied leaders - General Joseph Warren Stilwell (March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946) was a United States Army four-star General known for service in the China Burma India Theater. His caustic personality was reflected in the nickname "Vinegar Joe". Although distrustful of his allies Stilwell showed himself to be a capable and daring tactician in the field but a lack of resources meant he was continually forced to improvise.
Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war'… #booksaboutrussia
Jimmy Doolittle was one of the great aviation pioneers of the 1920s and 1930s. He was the first to make a "blind" flight and only only winner of the Schneider, Bendix, and Thompson Trophy competitions, considered by many the most important races of the era. He was America's greatest air racing pilot, an aeronautical engineer, fearless test pilot and a national hero of World War II.