Manhattan Project The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians

ISBN-10: 1579128084

ISBN-13: 9781579128081

Edition: 2009

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The Manhattan Project (1942-1946) resulted in the development and detonation ofthe first nuclear weapons -and irrevocably changed the course of world events. Born out of a small research programmed that began in 1939, the project would eventually employ more than 130,000 people and cost a total of nearly2 billion -and it was operated under a shroud of deep secrecy. This authoritative book provides a complete and vivid history of the project and its legacy, from the widest array of perspectives and primary sources: secret documents, essays, articles, excerpts from histories, biographies, plays, novels, letters and oral histories.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 2/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Cynthia C. Kelly is the president of the Atomic Heritage Foundation and the author/editor of several books on the subject including Remembering the Manhattan Project.

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.

From the Editor: Preserving the Manhattan Project Cynthia C. Kelly, President, Atomic Heritage Foundation
Introduction: Richard Rhodes, Author, The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Explosive Discoveries and Bureaucratic Inertia
Thinking No Pedestrian Thoughts
The Atomic Bombs Burst in Their Fumbling Hands
If Only We Had Been Clever Enough
What Wasn't Expected Wasn't Seen!
I Had Come Close But Had Missed a Great Discovery
Enlisting Einstein
Albert Einstein to F.D. Roosevelt
A Practically Irresistible Super-Bomb
Working for Otto Frisch
Likely to Lead to Decisive Results
Wild Notions about Atom Bombs
Transatlantic Travails
An Unprecedented Alliance
The Rather Fuzzy State of Our Thinking
The Stuff Will Be More Powerful Than We Thought
You'll Never Get a Chain Reaction Going Here
The Chicago Pile-1: The First Chain Reaction
Fermi Was Cool as a Cucumber
Proceeding in the Dark
Swimming in Syrup
The Los Alamos Primer: How to Make an Atomic Bomb
These Were Very Great Men Indeed
Misunderstandings and Anxieties
A Weapon of Devastating Power...Will Soon Become Available
One Top Secret Agreement Too Many
An Extraordinary Pair
His Potential Outweighed Any Security Risk
Scientific Director for the Special Laboratory in New Mexico
When You Looked at Captain Groves, a Little Alarm Bell Rang "Caution"
Decisive, Confident, and Cool
A Bureaucratic Warrior of the First Rank
The Biggest S.O.B.
Not Right-Do It Again
A "Jewish Pan" at Berkeley
The Absentminded Professor
His Head Wreathed in a Cloud of Smoke
A Psychiatrist by Vocation and a Physicist by Avocation
The Most Compelling Man
Appeasing General Groves
Visions of Immortality
An Audacious Gamble
When Robert Oppenheimer Walked onto the Page
Doctor Atomic: The Myth and the Man
A Cascade of Different Oppenheimers
Secret Cities
A New and Uncertain Adventure in the Wilderness
A Crazy Place to Do Any War Thing
Excitement, Devotion, and Patriotism Prevailed
The Case of the Vanishing Physicists
Learning on the Job
Life at P. O. Box 1663
A Boy's Adventures at Los Alamos
Something Extraordinary Was Happening Here
A Relief from the Hubbub of the Hill
An SED at Los Alamos
A Bad Time to Get a New Boss
Tumbleweed and Jackrabbits in the Evergreen State
Making Toilet Paper
Termination Winds
Whoever Gets There First Will Win the War
The Whole Project Was Like a Three-Legged Stool
Cover Stories
K-25 Plant; Forty-four Acres and a Mile Long
Tennessee Girls on the Job
Ode to Life Behind the Fence
Operating Oak Ridge's "Calutrons," Theodore Rockwell
Men, Write Home for Christmas
An Answer to Their Prayers
All-Black Crews with White Foremen
Manhattan Project Sites in Manhattan
Manhattan Project Sites in Washington, D.C.
Monsanto's Playhouse for Polonium
Mysteries at the Met Lab
Secrecy, Intelligence, and Counterintelligence
Unprecedented Security Measures
Security: A Headache on the Hill
Mrs. Farmer, I Presume
As If They Were Walking in the Woods
Electric Rocket Story Fails to Launch
A Spy in Our Midst
Never in Our Wildest Dreams
The Youngest Spies
Enormoz Espionage
Undercover Agents at Berkeley
Jump Start for the Soviets
Holes in the Security Fence
A Calming Role for the Counterintelligence Corps
The Alsos Mission: Scientists as Sleuths
From France to the Black Forest: Seeking Atomic Scientists
I Have Been Expecting You
The Trinity Test
Leaving the Bomb Project
Anticipating the End of War
Scientists Will Be Held Responsible
Advising Against the Bomb
No Acceptable Alternative
Scientists Petition the President
Watching Trinity
Babysitting the Bomb
A Handful of Soldiers at Trinity
Eyewitness Accounts of the Trinity Test
Violence without Limit
Dropping the Bombs
Aiming for Military and Psychological Effects
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz: Born Too Soon
The 509th Composite Group at Tinian Island
Official Bombing Order, 25 July, 1945
A Very Sobering Event
Massive Pain, Suffering, and Horror
Miss Yamaoka, You Look Like a Monster
For All We Know, We Have Created a Frankenstein!
The Battle of the Laboratories
The Culmination of Years of Herculean Effort
Eyewitness over Nagasaki
It Was Over!, Lieutenant Colonel
The Atomic Bomb's Peculiar "Disease"
Reflections on the Bomb
Outwitting General Groves
Speech to the Association of Los Alamos Scientists
You Have Done Excellent Work
A Citizen's Guide to the Atomic Bomb: The Smyth Report
Hersey's Hiroshima
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
History Is Often Not What Actually Happened
A Question of Motives
Thank God for the Atom Bomb
The Return to Nothingness
The Bomb in National Memories
Hiroshima in History
Why Does This Decision Continue to Haunt Us?
Living with the Bomb
On The International Control of Atomic Energy
Open Letter to the United Nations
I Hope Note a Soul Will Remember My Name
Atoms for Peace
A Cold War Warning: The Russell-Einstein Manifesto
A World Free of Nuclear Weapons
The Nuclear Threat
Thoughts on a 21st-Century Manhattan Project
Chronology
Biographies
Bibliography
Index
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