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Following Chris Wallace’s “riveting” (The New York Times) and “propulsive” (Time) #1 national bestseller Countdown 1945 comes a deeply reported, revelatory, and thrillingly told account of the final months of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

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From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the secret meetings and events across the globe during the 116 days leading up to the world’s first use of the atomic bomb in wartime—the American attack on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

The COUNTDOWN 1945 Book Tour
*Please note that these events are virtual and all times listed are Eastern*

Monday, June 15th – 6:00 pm
JFK Presidential Library & Museum
w/ David Martin
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Tuesday, June 16th – 7:00 pm
Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
w/ John Heubusch
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Wednesday, June 17th – 3:30 pm
Commonwealth Club
w/ Dr. Lanhee Chen
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Thursday, June 18th – 8:00 pm
Atlanta JCC*
w/ Bill Nigut
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Monday, June 22nd – 7:30 pm
Philadelphia Free Library
w/ Tracey Matisak
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Tuesday, June 30th – 12:00 pm
Library Committee of
The Metropolitan Club
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Monday, July 27th – 6:30 pm
Temple Emanu-El
Streicker Center
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*In Partnership with the JCCs of Cherry Hill, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, Rochester, and St. Louis

Chris Wallace is the anchor of Fox News Sunday, Fox Broadcasting Company’s Sunday morning public affairs program. He joined Fox News in 2003. In his sixteen years at Fox, Wallace has covered almost every major political event, and he has interviewed U.S. and world leaders, including seven American presidents. Wallace was the first journalist from Fox News to moderate a general election presidential debate in October 2016. Throughout his fifty-plus years in broadcasting, Wallace has won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award.

Chris Wallace is the anchor of Fox News Sunday. In his eighteen years at Fox, Wallace has covered almost every key political event. Throughout his five decades in broadcasting, he has interviewed numerous US and world leaders, including seven American presidents, and won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice and Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World.

Mitch Weiss is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist for the Associated Press, covering subjects ranging from military misconduct, government corruption, and white collar crimes to the housing meltdown and unsafe medical devices. He is also the critically acclaimed author or coauthor of nine books.

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