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The atom bomb

Author: Tamara L Roleff
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2000.
Series: Turning points (Greenhaven Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains twenty essays in which various authors examine issues related to the atom bomb, discussing its development, the decision to drop the bomb on Japan, the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and America in the Cold War; with evaluations of the bomb by scientists.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara L Roleff
ISBN: 0737702141 9780737702149 073770215X 9780737702156
OCLC Number: 41628179
Description: 272 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Brief history of the atom bomb --
Development of the atom bomb --
Discovery of fission / C.P. Snow ; First nuclear chain reaction / Laura Fermi ; Race to make the atom bomb / Robert C. Batchelder ; Manhattan Project / Ferenc Morton Szasz ; Trinity Test / Leslie R. Groves --
Decision to drop the atom bomb --
It was always assumed the bomb would be used / Alan Cranston ; Government was justified in using the atom bomb / Henry L. Stimson ; Using the atom bomb was unnecessary and immoral / Hanson W. Baldwin ; Atom bomb was used to intimidate the Soviets / Gar Alperovitz ; --
Aftermath --Hiroshima survivor's tale / Atsuko Tsujioka ; Visiting the devastation of Nagasaki / Charles W. Sweeney ; Society laid waste / Committee for the Compilation --
America in the Cold War --
U.S. soldiers are exposed to radiation in postwar tests / Michael Uhl and Tod Ensign ; Continuing cycle of fear and apathy / Paul Boyer ; Atom bomb in pop culture / Bryan C. Taylor --
In retrospect : scientists evaluate the atom bomb --
Scientist leaves the Manhattan Project / Joseph Rotblat ; Scientists look back on the Manhattan Project / William L. Laurence ; Scientists must be morally responsible for their work / John A. Simpson ; United States was right to build the hydrogen bomb / Edward Teller --
Epilogue : Enola Gay controversy / Michael J. Hogan.
Series Title: Turning points (Greenhaven Press)
Responsibility: Tamara L. Roleff, book editor.
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Contains twenty essays in which various authors examine issues related to the atom bomb, discussing its development, the decision to drop the bomb on Japan, the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and America in the Cold War; with evaluations of the bomb by scientists.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-04-30) Good Permalink

     Viewpoints in the development of the atom bomb. Some especially interesting material on the Nazi attempt to develop an atomic weapon.

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