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The Day the Sun Rose Twice by Ferenc Morton Szasz is a softcover non-fiction book published in 1984, 233 pages in length, 39 black-and-white photographs and 6 x 9 inches in size.
"In this tightly focused, lucidly written and thoroughly researched book, Ferenc Morton Szasz, a professor of history at the University of New Mexico, describes the events, personalities and scientific processes that led to the detonation of the first atomic bomb in an isolated stretch of New Mexican desert...."The Day the Sun Rose Twice" is concise and cogent, a valuable introduction to how our nuclear dilemma began." - The New York Times Book Review.
"May be the definitive account of the days and hours leading up to the first nuclear explosion in history and the legacy it left. He vividly reconstructs the story: the industrious atmosphere of the scientists and technicians; the grave considerations of those making key decisions; the sense of wonder, and twinges of conscience, at what had been achieved." - Los Angeles Times.
Ference Morton Szasz is professor of history at the University of New Mexico. "The Day the Sun Rose Twice" was selected as the 1986 winner of the Robert G. Athearn Award for the outstanding book on the twentieth-century American West.