Making of the Atomic Bomb 25th Anniversary Edition

ISBN-10: 1451677618
ISBN-13: 9781451677614
Edition: N/A
Authors: Richard Rhodes
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Description: With a new Introduction by the author, the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning epic about how the atomic bomb came to be.In rich, human, political, and scientific detail, here is the complete story of the nuclear bomb.      More...

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Book details

List price: $26.50
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

With a new Introduction by the author, the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning epic about how the atomic bomb came to be.In rich, human, political, and scientific detail, here is the complete story of the nuclear bomb.     Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly—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 merely as 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 peers—Szilard, Teller, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Meitner, Fermi, Lawrence, and von Neumann—stepped from their ivory towers into the limelight.     Richard Rhodes takes us on that journey step-by-step, minute by minute, and gives us the definitive story of man’s most awesome discovery and invention. The Making of the Atomic Bomb is at once a narrative tour de force and a document as powerful as its subject.

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.

Foreword
Profound and Necessary Truth
Moonshine
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
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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