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Articles and Books on the Manhattan Project and WWII

October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

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What are you doing to keep busy now that summer is coming to an end, and the cooler temps of fall are upon us? Many of us are still staying close to home and practicing healthy precautions. Begging the question, what do we do in our spare time?

Here at CWP we thought we might suggest some recent news articles, some newly published books, and some well-known and recommended books on both The Manhattan Project and WWII that may be of interest to our CWP members.

August 2020 marks 75 years since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, and September 2020 marks 75 years since the formal signing of the ‘unconditional surrender of Japan’ officially ending WW II. Given these historical anniversaries many articles and even some new books have just been released on these topics!

Hopefully, you will find a few that are of interest to you!

*Please note that all books mentioned below are available on

**If you come across articles or have read books that you would like to suggest, we welcome your input, simply post your recommendation on our CWP Blog! 


  • The Story of the Iconic Kiss. Americans Celebrated for Two Days After the End of WWII.

  • Robert Oppenheimer, Biography (1904–1967)

  • The Denver Post, September 2nd, 2020.  A Centennial Colorado WWII Codebreaker:



  • Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II, By Liza Mundy. First released in October of 2017
  • Bombs in the Backyard: Atomic Testing and American Politics, by A. Costandina Titus, 2001.
  • The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, By Denise Kiernan, March 11, 2014.
  • Keith Lowe is the author of The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us (Penguin, 2018) and the international bestseller Savage Continent. His latest book is Prisoners of History: What Monuments to World War II Tell Us About our History and Ourselves. The book is a study of Second World War monuments around the world, and what each of these monuments say about the societies that put them up. Published on July 9th, 2020.
  • The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki: and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Masahiro Sasaki and Sue DiCicco, April 7, 2020. This is a book for children that chronicles the life of a young Japanese girl who was 2 when the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
  • Now It Can Be Told: The Story of the Manhattan Project, By Leslie R. Groves, March 22, 1983.