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Advisors: Oppenheimer, Teller, & the Superbomb

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First published in 1976, The Advisors is an absorbing look at the technical, strategic, and human aspects of the great debate that led to the decision to build the first hydrogen bomb. Based on the author's own participation in Project Superbomb, on interviews with other participants, and on declassified documents, this book explains the complete background to this major acceleration of the nuclear arms race. For the reissue, the author has written a new preface and epilogue. The reissue also includes a recently declassified essay by Hans A. Beths discussing the history of the H-bomb project from his unique vantage point as Director of the Theoretical Division at Los Aloamos. He has revised the essay specifically for inclusion in this book.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The American program to 1949; 3. The soviet program to 1949; 4. The debate over the superbomb; 5. The superbomb programs; 6. The GAC's advice in retrospect; 7. Other consequences; Epilogue; Appendixes; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804717144
Author:
York, Herbert F.
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Essay by:
Bethe, Hans A.
Essay:
Bethe, Hans A.
Author:
York, Herbert
Author:
Sherwin, Martin
Location:
Stanford, Calif. :
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Atomic bomb
Subject:
Hydrogen bomb
Subject:
United States Military policy.
Subject:
Teller, Edward
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Stanford nuclear age series
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
January 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in

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