The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb by Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians

The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb by Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians

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by Cynthia C. Kelly
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1579127479

ISBN-13: 9781579127473

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.

The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject, is now in paperback.

Born out of a small research program begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people, including our foremost scientists and

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The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject, is now in paperback.

Born out of a small research program begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people, including our foremost scientists and thinkers, and cost nearly $2 billion-and it was operated under a shroud of absolute secrecy. This groundbreaking collection of documents, essays, articles, and excerpts from histories, biographies, plays, novels, letters, and the oral histories of key eyewitnesses is the freshest, most exhaustive exploration yet of the topic.

Compiled by experts at the Atomic Heritage Foundation, the book features first-hand material by Albert Einstein, Leslie Groves, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, Niels Bohr, Henry Stimson, and many others.

Dozens of photographs depict key moments and significant figures, and concise explanatory material accompanies each selection. The project's aftermath and legacy are covered as well, making this the most comprehensive account of the birth of the atomic age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579127473
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.62(d)

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Manhattan Project 3.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting read. It has may points of views and perspectives from a variety of sources. you get to hear from people working at the various sites to the wives of the worker. It is a good read overall. I will probably keep it in my nook for a long time as a reference for other books to read about the Manhattan Project. With so many cited works it is a treasure trove of possible books to read in the future.
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