The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Author: Richard Rhodes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN 10: 1451677618
ISBN 13: 9781451677614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Atomic Bomb Book Review:

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.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Author: Richard Rhodes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 886
Release: 2008-06-26
ISBN 10: 9781439506868
ISBN 13: 1439506868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Atomic Bomb Book Review:

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

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Author: Richard Rhodes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 886
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780140116670
ISBN 13: 0140116672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Author: Richard Rhodes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:987220343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dark Sun

Dark Sun
Author: Richard Rhodes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 143912647X
ISBN 13: 9781439126479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Sun Book Review:

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.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Author: Hal Marcovitz
Publsiher: Referencepoint PressInc
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781601526861
ISBN 13: 1601526865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Atomic Bomb Book Review:

Describes the scientific discoveries and political circumstances behind the decision to develop atomic weapons; recounts the history of the Manhattan Project; and examines the influence of nuclear weapons on the modern world.

The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project
Author: Al Cimino
Publsiher: Arcturus Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 1784281123
ISBN 13: 9781784281120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manhattan Project Book Review:

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 and Nagasaki. It profiles the architects of the bomb and how they tried to reconcile their personal feelings with their ambition as scientists. It looks at the role of the politicians and it includes first-hand accounts of those who experienced the effects of the bombings.

The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II

The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II
Author: Herbert Feis
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-03-08
ISBN 10: 1400868262
ISBN 13: 9781400868261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II Book Review:

This book discusses the decision to use the atomic bomb. Libraries and scholars will find it a necessary adjunct to their other studies by Pulitzer-Prize author Herbert Feis on World War II. Originally published in 1966. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb
Author: Itty Abraham
Publsiher: Zed Books
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1998-11-15
ISBN 10: 9781856496308
ISBN 13: 1856496309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb Book Review:

In 1974 India exploded an atomic device. In May 1998 the new right-wing BJP Government set off several more, encountering in the process domestic plaudits, but also international condemnation and possibly sparking a new nuclear arms race in South Asia. What explains the enthusiasm of the Indian public for nuclear power? This book is the first serious historical account of the development of India's nuclear programme and of how the bomb came to be made. The author questions orthodox interpretations implying that it was a product of international conflict. Instead, he argues that the explosions had nothing to do with national security as conventionally understood and everything to do with establishing the legitimacy of the independent nation-state. He demonstrates the linkages that exist between the two apparently separate discourses of national security and national development. The result is a remarkable book that breaks new ground in integrating comparative politics, international relations and cultural studies. It is also a pioneering exploration of the sociology of science in a Third World context and offers a radically new argument about the Indian state and its post-colonial crisis of legitimacy.

The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project
Author: Francis George Gosling
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 0788178806
ISBN 13: 9780788178801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manhattan Project Book Review:

A history of the origins and development of the American atomic bomb program during WWII. Begins with the scientific developments of the pre-war years. Details the role of the U.S. government in conducting a secret, nationwide enterprise that took science from the laboratory and into combat with an entirely new type of weapon. Concludes with a discussion of the immediate postwar period, the debate over the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, and the founding of the Atomic Energy Commission. Chapters: the Einstein letter; physics background, 1919-1939; early government support; the atomic bomb and American strategy; and the Manhattan district in peacetime. Illustrated.

Remembering the Manhattan Project

Remembering the Manhattan Project
Author: Cynthia C. Kelly
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2005-01-27
ISBN 10: 9812567100
ISBN 13: 9789812567109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remembering the Manhattan Project Book Review:

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 the history of this remarkable effort and reflects upon its legacy. Most of the original structures of the Manhattan Project have been inaccessible to the public and in recent years, have been stripped of their equipment and slated for demolition. Part II proposes a strategy for preserving these historical artifacts for the public and future generations."

Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:824130414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy

Energy
Author: Richard Rhodes
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 1501105361
ISBN 13: 9781501105364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Book Review:

A “meticulously researched” (The New York Times Book Review) examination of energy transitions over time and an exploration of the current challenges presented by global warming, a surging world population, and renewable energy—from Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes. People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power and declined, all over energy challenges. Through an unforgettable cast of characters, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes explains how wood gave way to coal and coal made room for oil, as we now turn to natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable energy. “Entertaining and informative…a powerful look at the importance of science” (NPR.org), Rhodes looks back on five centuries of progress, through such influential figures as Queen Elizabeth I, King James I, Benjamin Franklin, Herman Melville, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford. In his “magisterial history…a tour de force of popular science” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Rhodes shows how breakthroughs in energy production occurred; from animal and waterpower to the steam engine, from internal-combustion to the electric motor. He looks at the current energy landscape, with a focus on how wind energy is competing for dominance with cast supplies of coal and natural gas. He also addresses the specter of global warming, and a population hurtling towards ten billion by 2100. Human beings have confronted the problem of how to draw energy from raw material since the beginning of time. Each invention, each discovery, each adaptation brought further challenges, and through such transformations, we arrived at where we are today. “A beautifully written, often inspiring saga of ingenuity and progress…Energy brings facts, context, and clarity to a key, often contentious subject” (Booklist, starred review).

The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project
Author: Cynthia C. Kelly
Publsiher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 0762471263
ISBN 13: 9780762471263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manhattan Project Book Review:

On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the first atomic bomb, discover new reflections on the Manhattan Project from President Barack Obama, hibakusha (survivors), and the modern-day mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The creation of the atomic bomb during World War II, codenamed the Manhattan Project, was one of the most significant and clandestine scientific undertakings of the 20th century. It forever changed the nature of war and cast a shadow over civilization. Born out of a small research program that began in 1939, the Manhattan Project would eventually employ nearly 600,000 people and cost about $2 billon ($28.5 billion in 2020) -- all while operating under a shroud of complete secrecy. On the 75th anniversary of this profoundly crucial moment in history, this newest edition of The Manhattan Project is updated with writings and reflections from the past decade and a half. This groundbreaking collection of essays, articles, documents, and excerpts from histories, biographies, plays, novels, letters, and oral histories remains the most comprehensive collection of primary source material of the atomic bomb.

Countdown 1945

Countdown 1945
Author: Chris Wallace
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 1982143355
ISBN 13: 9781982143350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Countdown 1945 Book Review:

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 planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents—and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb “the one great mistake in my life”; lead researcher J. Robert “Oppie” Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more. Perhaps most of all, Countdown 1945 is the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. But more than a book about the atomic bomb, Countdown 1945 is also an unforgettable account of the lives of ordinary American and Japanese civilians in wartime—from “Calutron Girls” like Ruth Sisson in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to ten-year-old Hiroshima resident Hideko Tamura, who survives the blast at ground zero but loses her mother and later immigrates to the United States, where she lives to this day—as well as American soldiers fighting in the Pacific, waiting in fear for the order to launch a possible invasion of Japan. Told with vigor, intelligence, and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: John Hersey
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0593082362
ISBN 13: 9780593082362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiroshima Book Review:

Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

The Making of the Atom Bomb

The Making of the Atom Bomb
Author: Victoria Sherrow
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781560065852
ISBN 13: 1560065850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Atom Bomb Book Review:

Discusses various topics connected to the production of the atom bomb, including the development of nuclear energy, work on atomic weapons at the Los Alamos and other sites, and the decision to use the first atomic bomb during World War II.

The Apocalypse Factory Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age

The Apocalypse Factory  Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age
Author: Steve Olson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 0393634981
ISBN 13: 9780393634983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apocalypse Factory Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age Book Review:

A thrilling narrative of scientific triumph, decades of secrecy, and the unimaginable destruction wrought by the creation of the atomic bomb. It began with plutonium, the first element ever manufactured in quantity by humans. Fearing that the Germans would be the first to weaponize the atom, the United States marshaled brilliant minds and seemingly inexhaustible bodies to find a way to create a nuclear chain reaction of inconceivable explosive power. In a matter of months, the Hanford nuclear facility was built to produce and weaponize the enigmatic and deadly new material that would fuel atomic bombs. In the desert of eastern Washington State, far from prying eyes, scientists Glenn Seaborg, Enrico Fermi, and many thousands of others—the physicists, engineers, laborers, and support staff at the facility—manufactured plutonium for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, and for the bombs in the current American nuclear arsenal, enabling the construction of weapons with the potential to end human civilization. With his characteristic blend of scientific clarity and storytelling, Steve Olson asks why Hanford has been largely overlooked in histories of the Manhattan Project and the Cold War. Olson, who grew up just twenty miles from Hanford’s B Reactor, recounts how a small Washington town played host to some of the most influential scientists and engineers in American history as they sought to create the substance at the core of the most destructive weapons ever created. The Apocalypse Factory offers a new generation this dramatic story of human achievement and, ultimately, of lethal hubris.

Summary of Richard Rhodes s The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Milkyway Media

Summary of Richard Rhodes   s The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Richard Rhodes s The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Milkyway Media Book Review:

Richard Rhodes’s 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Making of the Atomic Bomb narrates the years preceding the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. It focuses on how a group of international physicists uncovered nature’s potential for destruction through advances in nuclear physics and quantum theory. They harnessed the power of physics to develop the first atomic bombs... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Bomb

The Bomb
Author: Fred Kaplan
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1982107308
ISBN 13: 9781982107307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bomb Book Review:

From the author of the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war—and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises—from Truman to Trump. Fred Kaplan, hailed by The New York Times as “a rare combination of defense intellectual and pugnacious reporter,” takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “Tank” in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of Strategic Command to bring us the untold stories—based on exclusive interviews and previously classified documents—of how America’s presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until today. Kaplan’s historical research and deep reporting will stand as the permanent record of politics. Discussing theories that have dominated nightmare scenarios from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Kaplan presents the unthinkable in terms of mass destruction and demonstrates how the nuclear war reality will not go away, regardless of the dire consequences.