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The bomb : a life

Author: Gerard J De Groot
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard, 2005.
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...Tells the story of this once unimaginable weapon that, at least since 8:16 a.m. on August 6, 1945, has haunted our dreams and threatened our existence. -- Cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard J De Groot
ISBN: 0674017242 9780674017245
OCLC Number: 56128476
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2004 by Jonathan Cape Random House"--T.p. verso.
Description: xiii, 397 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Killing is easy --
Neutrons and nations --
Born in Manhattan --
It's a boy ! --
Decisions --
Genshi Bakudan --
Nuclear giants and ethical infants --
On a Russian scale --
Embracing Armageddon --
To little boy, a big brother --
The new look --
Symbols, not weapons --
Testing times --
To the brink --
How we learned to stop worrying and love the bomb --
Mid-life crisis --
Fallout.
Responsibility: Gerard J. DeGroot.

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