On June 1, Amazon selected The Manhattan Project as the Kindle Book of the Day! As a result, the Kindle edition shot up to seventh on all Kindle books sold, behind only the two trilogies Fifty Shades of Grey and Hunger Games.
Two weeks later, the Kindle edition remains the number one e-book in nuclear history and seventh in twentieth century American history. The Wall Street Journal reported that The Manhattan Project was number four in nonfiction e-books sold during the week of June 3rd (Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs was number ten).
We hope this pace continues! The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians was edited by AHF President Cindy Kelly and published by Black Dog & Leventhal in 2007. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Rhodes wrote the introduction.
The anthology includes seminal historical documents, first-hand accounts, personal recollections, and excerpts from nonfiction and literary accounts. The Manhattan Project is a terrific way to learn about the top-secret program to build the first atomic bomb, life in the “Secret Cities,” and the legacy of the Manhattan Project for the world today.