The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
Editor: SIMON & SCHUSTER
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Twenty-five years after its initial publication, the Manufacture of Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project.From the tower-of-the-century, the discovery of nuclear energy to the abandonment of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes is winner of the Pulitzer Prize, book details of science, people, and the socio-political reality that led to the development of the atomic bomb.This sweeping counts began in the 19th century, with the discovery of nuclear fission, and continues from the Second World War and Americans ” racing to defeat Hitler NazisThat the competition launched the Manhattan Project and the near for the night of the construction of a vast military-industrial complex that led to the fateful fall of the first bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Reading as a character-focused thriller novel, the book introduces the actors of this saga of physics, politics and human psychology–of RAD and Einstein to the seer of scientists who pioneered quantum theory and the application of thermonuclear fission, including Planck, Szilard, Bohr, Oppenheimer, Fermi, Caissier, Meitner, vonFrom nuclear energy the first prefiguration in HGWells to the luminous brightness of the Trinity, to Alamogordo and the arms race of the Cold War, this terrible invention has forever changed the course of human history, and the Manufacture of The Atomic Bomb offers a panoramic view on the backdrop of this history.Richard Rhodes’ ability to craft irresistible biographical portraits is equalled only by the rigour of his scholarly work.Said rich human, political and scientific detail that every reader can follow, The Manufacture of Atomic Bomb is a reflection and masterly work.
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