Record Details

Catalog Search

The bomb : the weapon that changed the world / by Didier Alcante, LF Bollée and Denis Rodier ; translated by Ivanka T. Hahnenberger.

"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, Alcante, Laurent-Frédéric Bollée, and Denis Rodier return to the origins of its main component, uranium, and shed 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"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419752094
  • Physical Description: 459 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 458-459).
Subject: Atomic bomb > History > 20th century > Comic books, strips, etc.
Uranium industry > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Clinton County Libraries.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Annie Halenbake Ross Library 623.4 Alc (Text)
Memorial: In Memoriam of Robert Grossman by Ron & Abby Pete
00160260 New Adult Available -

Additional Resources