The Bomb: The Weapon That Changed the World (Hardcover)

The Bomb: The Weapon That Changed the World By Didier Alcante, Laurent-Frédéric Bollée, Denis Rodier (Illustrator), Ivanka Hahnenberger (Translated by) Cover Image
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From the Big Bang to Hiroshima, The Bomb is the multi-award-winning black-and-white graphic novel revealing the incredible story of the most disastrous weapon ever invented, by writers Alcante and Laurent-Frédéric Bollée, and illustrator Denis Rodier.
 
On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 in the morning, an explosive charge of more than 15 kilotons fell on the city of Hiroshima. Tens of thousands of people were pulverized, and everything within four square miles was instantly destroyed. A deluge of flames and ash had just caused Japan’s greatest trauma and changed the course of modern warfare and life on Earth forever. The world was horrified by the existence of the bomb—the first weapon of mass destruction. But how could such an appalling tool be invented?
 
To answer this question, this illustrated history returns to the origins of its main component, uranium, and sheds light on the scientific discoveries around this element and its uses both civilian and military. Sifting through the history, from Katanga to Japan, through Germany, Norway, the USSR, and New Mexico, The Bomb is a succession of incredible but true stories.
 
Alcante, Bollée, and Rodier have created an exhaustive and definitive work of nonfiction that details the stories of the unsung players as well as the remarkable men and women who are at the crux of its history and the events that followed.

About the Author


Alcante has been fascinated by comic strips since he was young. Nevertheless, he began by studying economic sciences, followed by academic research; in 1995, he won a scenario competition and had his first story published in Spirou, a weekly magazine. In 2002, Alcante started to regularly publish semi-realistic, semi-fantastic short stories that prefigured Pandora Box, his very first series. He lives and works in France.
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419752094
ISBN-10: 141975209X
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 464
Language: English