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Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb (Sloan Technology Series)

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Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of andlt;Iandgt;The Making of the Atomic Bomb,andlt;/Iandgt; 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.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [689]-703) and index.

About the Author

Richard Rhodesandlt;/Bandgt; has written four novels and eight previous works of history and letters. He lives in rural Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the Sloan Technology Series

Prologue: Deliveries

Part One

A Choice Between Worlds

1. 'A Smell of Nuclear Powder'

2. Diffusion

3. 'Material of Immense Value'

4. A Russian Connection

5. 'Super Lend-Lease'

6. Rendezvous

7. 'Mass Production'

8. Explosions

9. 'Provide the Bomb'

10. A Pretty Good Description

Part Two

New Weapons Added to the Arsenals

11. Transitions

12. Peculiar Sovereignties

13. Changing History

14. F-1

15. Modus Vivendi

16. Sailing Near the Wind

17. Getting Down to Business

18. 'This Buck Rogers Universe'

19. First Lightning

20. 'Gung-ho for the Super'

Part Three

Scorpions in a Bottle

21. Fresh Horrors

22. Lessons of Limited War

23. Hydrodynamic Lenses and Radiation Mirrors

24. Mike

25. Powers of Retaliation

26. In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer

27. Scorpions in a Bottle

Epilogue: 'The Gradual Removal of Prejudices'

Acknowledgments

Notes

Glossary of Names

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684824147
Author:
Rhodes, Richard
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
Hydrogen bomb
Subject:
Dungeons and dragons (game)
Subject:
Hydrogen bomb -- History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Subject:
Military - Nuclear Warfare
Subject:
hydrogen bomb, atomic bomb, atomic bomb japan, the making of the atomic bomb, the manhattan project, nuclear warhead, nuclear warfare
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Sloan technology series
Series Volume:
172406
Publication Date:
August 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-16 page photo b/w inserts
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 28.735 oz

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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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