Author Ed Sullivan lectures at Basler Library Jan. 31

Noted author Ed Sullivan will lecture at Northeast State’s Basler Library Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m.

Sullivan will discuss his newest book, The Ultimate Weapon: The Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb, written for young people.  He was inspired to write the book when he moved to Oak Ridge and discovered there were no books in youth literature telling the whole story of the Manhattan Project.

Sullivan spent six years researching and writing this chronicle of how scientists in universities around the country, and hundreds of thousands of civilian and military personnel living and working in secret cities in Los Alamos, N.M., Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Hanford, Wash., worked together to build the first atomic bomb.

Sullivan, a former teacher and librarian, has published over two hundred articles, bibliographies, interviews, and reviews in such publications as Book LinksBooklist, Book PageHorn Book Magazine, and School Library Journal.

The lecture is scheduled for Room 106 in Basler Library, 2425 Highway 75, Blountville.  For more information, contact Chrissie Anderson Peters at 354.2463 or e-mail at

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