The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

by Richard Lee Rhodes
     
 

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A gripping, authoritative account of the men, women, science, drama and intrigue behind the single most important event of the century: the discovery of nuclear energy and construction of the atomic bomb. 32 pages of black-and-white photographs.

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A gripping, authoritative account of the men, women, science, drama and intrigue behind the single most important event of the century: the discovery of nuclear energy and construction of the atomic bomb. 32 pages of black-and-white photographs.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This winner of the NBCC, NBA and Pulitzer prizes is being published to coincide with the 50th anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the hardcover publication of Rhodes's new book, Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb.
Library Journal - Library Journal
s a massive work dealing with the history of the people and the science that preceded and then made possible the development of the atomic bomb. Heavily biographical, the book provides portraits of the many players from Szilard and Einstein to Oppenheimer. Rhodes includes detailed explanations of the various scientific discoveries beginning in the late 19th century which culminated in the Manhattan Project. The book is heavily documented and includes a 13-page bibliography. This is a definitive work, well written, with a gripping story. It is not an easy book to read, but it is well worth the effort. BOMC alternate. Hilary D. Burton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Livermore, Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671441333
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
02/01/1987
Pages:
928

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Carl Sagan
A stirring intellectual adventure�clear, fast—paced, and indispensable.
Tracy Kidder
The comprehensive history of the Bomb—and also a work of literature.
—(Tracy Kidder

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