Study Guide

Eyewitnesses in Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

By Steve Sheinkin

Eyewitnesses

Shintaro Fukuhara

A ten-year-old boy with his little brother at the time of the Hiroshima explosion

Michihiko Hachiya

Doctor at Hiroshima who described some of the devastating aftermath of the bomb

Yohko Kuwabara

A thirteen-year-old girl who survived the Hiroshima bombing

William Laurence

A New York Times reporter invited by Groves to witness the Trinity test

Joseph Pesek

Guy who was killed in Pearl Harbor while waiting to play golf

George Phraner

Sailor on USS Arizona when it was bombed at Pearl Harbor

Yukio Mishima

Tokyo resident who described the sheer terror people lived in after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki