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Now It Can Be Told: The Story of the Manhattan Project

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General Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer were the two men chiefly responsible for the building of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos, code name "The Manhattan Project." As the ranking military officer in charge of marshalling men and material for what was to be the most ambitious, expensive engineering feat in history, it was General Groves who hired Oppenheimer (with knowledge of his left-wing past), planned facilities that would extract the necessary enriched uranium, and saw to it that nothing interfered with the accelerated research and swift assembly of the weapon.

This is his story of the political, logistical, and personal problems of this enormous undertaking which involved foreign governments, sensitive issues of press censorship, the construction of huge plants at Hanford and Oak Ridge, and a race to build the bomb before the Nazis got wind of it. The role of groves in the Manhattan Project has always been controversial. In his new introduction the noted physicist Edward Teller, who was there at Los Alamos, candidly assesses the general's contributions 7#151 and Oppenheimer's — while reflecting on the awesome legacy of their work.

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"The basic story is a thriller as strange as any chapter in American history, and its drama is heightened by the general's candor and restraint." The New Yorker

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"General Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer were the two men chiefly responsible for the building of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos, code name ""The Manhattan Project."" As the ranking military"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306801891
Author:
Groves, Leslie
Publisher:
Da Capo
Illustrator:
Teller, Edward
Author:
Groves, Leslie R.
Author:
Groves, General Leslie R.
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - Nuclear Warfare
Subject:
Military science and service
Subject:
Atomic bomb
Subject:
Manhattan engineering district
Subject:
Atomic bomb -- United States -- History.
Subject:
World
Subject:
Manhattan Project (U.S.) -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
March 1983
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 18 oz

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