Monday, December 03, 2007

"I am become death, the shatterer of worlds"

Of all the articles I've read on the development of the atomic bomb during World War II, this article by journalist Larry Calloway is among the very best. The firsthand accounts by ordinary citizens who were shocked and stunned by the mysterious, otherworldly blast from the test bomb detonated in New Mexico in July 1945 make this article especially riveting.


YourFireAnt said...

The naivete takes your breath away, as does the horror. Calloway's matter of fact reportage effectively points this out. Well done article. Thanks, Michael.


Michael said...

Yes, it is a great article.