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Making of the Atomic Bomb


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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Awardandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its initial publication, andlt;Iandgt;The Making of the Atomic Bomb andlt;/Iandgt;remains the seminal and complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftlyand#8212;or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than twenty-five years. What began as merely an interesting speculative problem in physics grew into the Manhattan Project, and then into the bomb, with frightening rapidity, while scientists known only to their peersand#8212;Szilard, Teller, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Meitner, Fermi, Lawrence, and von Neumannand#8212;stepped from their ivory towers into the limelight. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Richard Rhodes gives the definitive story of manand#8217;s most awesome discovery and invention. Told in rich human, political, and scientific detail, andlt;Iandgt;The Making of the Atomic Bomb andlt;/Iandgt;is a narrative tour de force and a document with literary power commensurate with its subject.


Richard Rhodes offers the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discoveries to the dropping of the first bombs.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Richard Rhodesandlt;/bandgt; is the author of numerous books and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He graduated from Yale University and has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Table of Contents

andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part One: Profound and Necessary Truthandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;1. Moonshineandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;2. Atoms and Voidandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;3. andlt;Iandgt;Tviandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;4. The Long Grave Already Dugandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;5. Men from Marsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;6. Machinesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;7. Exodusandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;8. Stirring and Diggingandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;9. An Extensive Burstandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Two: A Peculiar Sovereigntyandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;10. Neutronsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;11. Cross Sectionsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;12. A Communication from Britainandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;13. The New Worldandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;14. Physics and Desert Countryandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;15. Different Animalsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;16. Revelationsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;17. The Evils of This Timeandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Three: Life and Deathandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;18. Trinityandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;19. Tongues of Fireandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Epilogueandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Acknowledgmentsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Notesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Bibliographyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Indexandlt;/Iandgt;

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25th Anniversary Edition
Simon and Schuster
Rhodes, Richard
History : General
Science : General
General History
Military - Nuclear Warfare
making of the atomic bomb, history of the atomic bomb, the making of the atomic bomb, richard rhodes author, richard rhodes
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