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Historic Photos of the Manhattan Project
     

Historic Photos of the Manhattan Project

by Timothy Joseph
 

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The atomic age began at 5:30 a.m. on July 16, 1945, with the explosion of “the Gadget” at Trinity near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Prelude to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which forced the capitulation of Japan and ended World War II, the Trinity test was the culmination of herculean efforts by scientists, civilians, and the military of the United

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The atomic age began at 5:30 a.m. on July 16, 1945, with the explosion of “the Gadget” at Trinity near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Prelude to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which forced the capitulation of Japan and ended World War II, the Trinity test was the culmination of herculean efforts by scientists, civilians, and the military of the United States to tap the potential of the atom for a wartime emergency. If Nazi Germany could engineer the bomb first, an Allied victory against Hitler was all but lost.
Historic Photos of the Manhattan Project is a look back at the epic struggle to build the world’s first atomic bomb. Nearly 200 images in vivid black-and-white reveal the project as it unfolded, from its secretive origins at Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Los Alamos, to the day Americans celebrated triumph over the Axis powers with victory over Japan. A pinnacle moment in the history of the United States, the Manhattan Project’s application of Einstein’s famous equation E = MC2 shows, perhaps better than any other single endeavor, what can be achieved by human ingenuity when the citizens of a great nation are united in freedom against a fearsome and despotic foe.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016412597
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company KY
Publication date:
05/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,168,994
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Timothy Joseph is a former high school teacher, college professor, and corporate manager and consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in biology, was a senior scientist and project manager for the U.S. Department of Energy for 24 years in Chicago, Illinois, and Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and is involved in the government assessment of radiation doses to past workers, many from the Manhattan Project. Tim is a freelance technical writer, consultant, and novelist with four published books. He gives creative writing talks to young people to instill interest in and awareness of the personal rewards of writing and reading. Tim lives in Knoxville with his wife, Marsha.

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