DVD - 2015
This is the story of the most powerful and destructive device ever invented. With newly restored footage, go behind the scenes of the first atomic bomb, revealing how it was developed and how it changed the planet. Examine the choices society has made since 1945, and continues to make, to live with an invention that could destroy the planet.
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[Arlington, VA] :
- Item Description
- Title from disc surface.
- Physical Description
- 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
- DVD, widescreen presentation; Stereo.
- Rating: TVPG.
- Production Credits
- Editors, Doug Quade, Ryan Shepheard.
- Other Authors
Gr 9 Up—This program traces the history of atomic warfare from the Robert Oppenheimer-led Manhattan Project through the Red Scare of the Cold War and into the nonproliferation efforts following the Cuban Missile Crisis. Interviews with historians and political figures as well as newly declassified and restored archival footage illuminate more than 70 years of political history and the atom bomb's cultural impact. Visual and sound quality are excellent, and the narration holds the viewer's interest for a nearly two-hour running time. A fascinating viewing for anyone interested in 20th-century history. VERDICT The length may limit this program's usefulness in some classroom settings, though scene selections focus on specific subject matter (the race with Nazi Germany to develop the bomb or Soviet espionage).—Ryan Henry, Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro, KY [Page 49]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"This is the story of the most powerful and destructive device ever invented. With newly restored footage, go behind the scenes of the first atomic bomb, revealing how it was developed and how it changed the planet. Examine the choices society has made since 1945—and continues to make—to live with an invention that could destroy the planet."Review by Publisher Summary 2
Examines the history of the atomic bomb and how it changed the world.