The Making of the Atomic Bomb

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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  • Author : Richard Rhodes
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Pages : 886 pages
  • ISBN : 9781439506868
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 27 reviews
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Dark Sun

Dark Sun
  • Author : Richard Rhodes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 18 September 2012
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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

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 23 June 2020
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"A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."

The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project
  • Author : Al Cimino
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Release : 14 July 2015
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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

Remembering the Manhattan Project

Remembering the Manhattan Project
  • Author : Cynthia C. Kelly
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 27 January 2005
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During World War II, nations raced to construct the worldOCOs first nuclear weapon that would determine the future of the world. The Manhattan Project, one of the most significant achievements of the 20th century, was the culmination of AmericaOCOs war effort. Today, although the issue of nuclear weapons frequently dominates world politics, few are aware of the history behind its development. Part I of this book, comprised of papers from the Atomic Heritage FoundationOCOs Symposium on the Manhattan Project, recounts

Atomic Salvation

Atomic Salvation
  • Author : Doctor Tom Lewis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 08 July 2020
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So did not the atomic weapons bring about a great peace? Since the initial grateful acknowledgement of the success of the A-bomb attacks in ending World War II, there has been a steady reversal of opinion and sentiment: from a first hearty appreciation to a condemnation by many, of the United States for its actions. Atomic Salvation investigates the full situation of the times to a previously unplumbed depth. It examines documents from both Japanese and Allied sources, but it

Scientist

Scientist
  • Author : Richard Rhodes
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release : 09 November 2021
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A masterful, timely, fully authorized biography of the great and hugely influential biologist and naturalist E. O. Wilson, one of the most ground-breaking and controversial scientists of our time—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb “An impressive account of one of the 20th century’s most prominent biologists, for whom the natural world is ‘a sanctuary and a realm of boundless adventure; the fewer the people in it, the better.’” —The New York Times

The Bastard Brigade

The Bastard Brigade
  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 09 July 2019
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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb. Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the middle of building an atomic bomb, the leaders of the Manhattan Project were alarmed to learn that Nazi Germany was far outpacing the Allies

Countdown 1945

Countdown 1945
  • Author : Chris Wallace
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 09 June 2020
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The #1 national bestselling “riveting” (The New York Times), “propulsive” (Time) behind-the-scenes account “that reads like a tense thriller” (The Washington Post) of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima by veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace. April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war

The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
  • Author : Dennis Wainstock
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 17 May 1996
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This book is a balanced account of the political, diplomatic, and military currents that influenced Japan's attempts to surrender and the United States's decision to drop the atomic bombs. Based on extensive research in both the United States and Japan, this book allows the reader to follow the parallel decision-making in Tokyo and Washington that contributed to lost opportunities that might have allowed a less brutal conclusion to the war. Topics discussed and analyzed include Japan's desperate military situation; its

Hell and Good Company

Hell and Good Company
  • Author : Richard Rhodes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 23 February 2016
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"The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional atrists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Martha Gelhorn, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and John Dos Passos. It spurred breakthroughs in military and medical technology. New aircraft, weapons, tactics, and strategy all emerged in the intense Spanish conflict. Progress also arose from the horror: doctors and nurses who volunteered to serve with the Spanish defenders devised major advances in battlefield surgery and frontline blood tansfusion. Rhodes

The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War

The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War
  • Author : Campbell Craig,Sergey Radchenko
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 28 August 2008
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A study of nuclear warfare’s key role in triggering the post-World War II confrontation between the US and the USSR After a devastating world war, culminating in the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it was clear that the United States and the Soviet Union had to establish a cooperative order if the planet was to escape an atomic World War III. In this provocative study, Campbell Craig and Sergey Radchenko show how the atomic bomb pushed the United States