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Book begins with an introduction to the testing of the atomic bomb. It took 3 years to work on before testing, “the most ambitious scientific effort in history: ManhattanProject”. J. Robert Oppenheimer was the leading scientist behind this creation. The test and the test site, together, were nicknamed Trinity. J.R.O. was a brilliant man, buthad some health problems; German persecution of his family is why J.R.O. cared about human affairs. Eventually J.R.O. was seen as a liability and stripped of his clearance after he opposed the “super”.People were confused as to how they should feel upon the successful testing of this ‘atomic bomb’. There were already over half a million casualties from Japanese invasions. And J.R.O. thought it was a necessity to test the Manhattan project out ASAP, he was afraid the Germans would figure out how to make the bomb first. Testing site had 4000 families that were protected by armed personnel. Secrecy was a sensitive issue: many engineers/scientists worked oblivious of their ultimate goal