The Making Of The Atomic Bomb

The Making Of The Atomic Bomb

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Traces the development of the atomic bomb from Leo Szilard's concept through the drama of the race to build a workable device to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima

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Genre : History
Author by : Richard Rhodes
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Release : 2008-06-26
File : 886 Pages
ISBN : 1439506868


The Making Of The Atomic Bomb

The Making Of The Atomic Bomb

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Genre : Atomic bomb
Author by : Richard Rhodes
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Release : 1988
File : 886 Pages
ISBN : 0140116672


The Making Of The Atomic Bomb

The Making Of The Atomic Bomb

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Traces the development of the atomic bomb from Leo Szilard's concept through the drama of the race to build a workable device to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima.

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Genre : History
Author by : Richard Rhodes
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-06-12
File : 838 Pages
ISBN : 9781451677614


Dark Sun

Dark Sun

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Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years.

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Genre : History
Author by : Richard Rhodes
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-09-18
File : 736 Pages
ISBN : 9781439126479


The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project

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The ramifications of the Manhattan Project are still with us to this day. The atomic bombs that came out of it brought an end to the war in the Pacific, but at a heavy loss of life in Japan and the opening of a Pandora's box that has tested international relations. This book traces the history of the Manhattan Project, from the first glimmerings of the possibility of such a catastrophic weapon to the aftermath of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It profiles the architects of the bomb and how they tried to reconcile their personal feelings with their ambition as scientists. It looks at the role of the politicians and it includes first-hand accounts of those who experienced the effects of the bombings.

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Genre : History
Author by : Al Cimino
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
Release : 2015-07-14
File : Pages
ISBN : 9781784281120


The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project

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A history of the origins and development of the American atomic bomb program during WWII. Begins with the scientific developments of the pre-war years. Details the role of the U.S. government in conducting a secret, nationwide enterprise that took science from the laboratory and into combat with an entirely new type of weapon. Concludes with a discussion of the immediate postwar period, the debate over the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, and the founding of the Atomic Energy Commission. Chapters: the Einstein letter; physics background, 1919-1939; early government support; the atomic bomb and American strategy; and the Manhattan district in peacetime. Illustrated.

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Genre : History
Author by : Francis George Gosling
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 1999
File : 66 Pages
ISBN : 9780788178801


The Making Of The Indian Atomic Bomb

The Making Of The Indian Atomic Bomb

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In 1974 India exploded an atomic device. In May 1998 the new BJP Government exploded several more, encountering in the process domestic plaudits but international condemnation and a nuclear arms race in South Asia. This book is the first serious historical account of the development of nuclear power in India and of how the bomb came to be made. The author questions orthodox interpretations implying that it was a product of the Indo-Pakistani conflict. Instead, he suggests that the explosions had nothing to do with national security as conventionally understood. Instead he demonstrates the linkages that existed between the two apparently separate discourses of national security and national development, and explores their common underlying basis in postcolonial states. The result is a remarkable book that breaks new ground in integrating comparative politics, international relations and cultural studies.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Itty Abraham
Publisher : Zed Books
Release : 1998-09
File : 180 Pages
ISBN : 1856496309


Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project

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Release : 2000
File : 372 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:824130414


Genius In The Shadows

Genius In The Shadows

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Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard, known in scientific circles as “father of the atom bomb.” The man who first developed the idea of harnessing energy from nuclear chain reactions, he is curiously buried with barely a trace in the history of this well-known and controversial topic. Born in Hungary and educated in Berlin, he escaped Hitler’s Germany in 1933 and that first year developed his concept of nuclear chain reactions. In order to prevent Nazi scientists from stealing his ideas, he kept his theories secret, until he and Albert Einstein pressed the US government to research atomic reactions and designed the first nuclear reactor. Though he started his career out lobbying for civilian control of atomic energy, he concluded it with founding, in 1962, the first political action committee for arms control, the Council for a Livable World. Besides his career in atomic energy, he also studied biology and sparked ideas that won others the Nobel Prize. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, where Szilard spent his final days, was developed from his concepts to blend science and social issues.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : William Lanouette
Publisher : Skyhorse
Release : 2013-09-01
File : 604 Pages
ISBN : 9781628734775


The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project

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On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the first atomic bomb, discover new reflections on the Manhattan Project from President Barack Obama, hibakusha (survivors), and the modern-day mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The creation of the atomic bomb during World War II, codenamed the Manhattan Project, was one of the most significant and clandestine scientific undertakings of the 20th century. It forever changed the nature of war and cast a shadow over civilization. Born out of a small research program that began in 1939, the Manhattan Project would eventually employ nearly 600,000 people and cost about $2 billon ($28.5 billion in 2020) -- all while operating under a shroud of complete secrecy. On the 75th anniversary of this profoundly crucial moment in history, this newest edition of The Manhattan Project is updated with writings and reflections from the past decade and a half. This groundbreaking collection of essays, articles, documents, and excerpts from histories, biographies, plays, novels, letters, and oral histories remains the most comprehensive collection of primary source material of the atomic bomb.

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Genre : History
Author by : Cynthia C. Kelly
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Release : 2020-07-07
File : 544 Pages
ISBN : 9780762471263