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Atomic quest : a personal narrative

Author: Arthur Holly Compton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1956.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Atomic quest.
New York, : Oxford University Press, 1956
(OCoLC)595028189
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Holly Compton
OCLC Number: 173307
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 370 pages, [3] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Vision. How the scientists became aware that the atom holds energy that man can use and how, concerned for the nation's safety, they persuaded the government to support an all-out effort to release this energy. --
Faith. The achievement of the first controlled release of atomic power. --
Work. A strange team of military men, captains of industry, scientists, engineers, and competent laborers performs the titanic task of forging three atomic bombs. --
Choice. The heart-searching decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan and the consequences of this action. --
Hope. Prospects regarding war, peace, and freedom. An analysis of the military and social consequences of the release of the atom's energy, and a discussion of the future of freedom from a Christian's point of view.
Responsibility: Arthur Holly Compton.

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