This is the story of the Manhattan Project to build the atom bomb -- told succinctly and well by the Army engineer who handled the overall construction aspects of that tremendous job. Through the General's story, the famous atomic scientists -- Oppenheimer and Fermi appear frequently in their key roles of developing the bomb. The story does not end with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The post-war Bikini tests, the formation of the Atomic Energy Committee and the effects of politics and industry and of nuclear energy are also included. A vital historical work for a young audience with an avid interest in recent history.