The history of the atomic bomb is one of those subjects that has always interested me, for many reasons. I’ve had an interest in nuclear physics since I read a long-out-of-print book called The Day the Bomb Dropped on America back in the late 80s. I found it on a trip to the library with my mother, when I would usually pick up books that were totally not age-appropriate for a 10 year old. It was about nuclear accidents at power plants as well as military incidents involving broken or accidentally dropped nuclear weapons. Even though the book talked about fires, cooling accidents, deaths, etc. that had actually happened at nuclear facillities, something about the subject and the language caught me.