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Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World (In-person)

by Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss.

Saturday, July 9, approximately 12:30 – 2:00pm
Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months leading up to August 6, 1945, when President Harry S Truman gives the order to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. From Truman’s shock of learning of the bomb’s existence, to wrestling with the devastating carnage that will result if he gives the order to use America’s first weapon of mass destruction, veteran journalist Chris Wallace tells the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. Reading like an intense thriller, readers are given a behind-the-scenes account of the exchanges between President Truman and Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Marshall―generals who offer the president conflicting advice. Readers are given a glimpse inside the minds of other individuals of the day: bombardier pilots selected to carry out the president’s order, American soldiers fighting in the Pacific, and iconic scientists Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, who worked on development of the secret project. There are also personal accounts of ordinary American and Japanese civilians living at the time. Told with vigor, intelligence, and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history. Discussion led by Steve Levin.

JOIN TEAM BETH DAVID FOR RELAY FOR LIFE

Saturday, July 16 – Sunday, July 17
Relay for Life of Campbell is a community fundraising event to support the American Cancer Society where teams keep a member walking the track for 24 hours to represent how cancer never sleeps and neither will we. Team Beth David will participate from 8:00pm on Saturday, July 16 to 10:00am on Sunday, July 17. More info

Middle Eastern Rhythms with Dror Sinai

Sunday, July 24, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Experience enchanting songs and rhythms from the Middle East and North Africa by internationally known percussionist, performer, educator and sound healer Dror Sinai. This concert is appropriate for all ages. Members, Please RSVP in the Member Portal: https://beth-david.force.com/Members/CongrComm_Home Non members register here: https://beth-david.force.com/Members/CongrComm_EventGuest?Id=a0F4R00002ToSgD