Making of the Atomic Bomb

ISBN-10: 0684813785

ISBN-13: 9780684813783

Edition: 1995

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What began as an interesting and speculative problem for physicists grew into the Manhattan Project and then into the race to build the first atomic weapon. Richard Rhodes traces the development of the bomb through to Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Richard Lee Rhodes is a writer. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas on July 4, 1937. Rhodes received a B.A. from Yale University in 1959. Rhodes has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He began writing articles and essays that appeared in Harper's, Reader's Digest, Esquire, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. Rhodes first book, The Island Ground, was published in 1970. He has written more than two dozen books. Rhodes' book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction. Another book, Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1996.

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Atoms and Void
Tvi
The Long Grave Already Dug
Men from Mars
Machines
Exodus
Stirring and Digging
An Extensive Burst
A Peculiar Sovereignty
Neutrons
Cross Sections
A Communication from Britain
The New World
Physics and Desert Country
Different Animals
Revelations
The Evils of This Time
Life and Death
Trinity
Tongues of Fire
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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