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Churchill's bomb : how the United States overtook Britain in the first nuclear arms race

Author: Graham Farmelo; Clive Chafer; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., ℗2013.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Perhaps no scientific breakthrough has shaped the course of human history as much as harnessing the atom. Yet the twentieth century might have turned out differently had this powerful technology stayed under the control of Great Britain, whose scientists spearheaded the Allies' nuclear arms program at the outset of World War II. As award-winning science historian Graham Farmelo reveals here, Britain's supposedly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Frederick Alexander Lindemann Cherwell, Viscount; Frederick Alexander Lindemann Cherwell, Viscount; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Farmelo; Clive Chafer; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ISBN: 9781482929225 1482929228 9781482929249 1482929244
OCLC Number: 848868036
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Duration: 14:30:00.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Performer(s): Read by Clive Chafer.
Description: 12 audio discs (approximately 14 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Graham Farmelo.

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Perhaps no scientific breakthrough has shaped the course of human history as much as harnessing the atom. Yet the twentieth century might have turned out differently had this powerful technology stayed under the control of Great Britain, whose scientists spearheaded the Allies' nuclear arms program at the outset of World War II. As award-winning science historian Graham Farmelo reveals here, Britain's supposedly visionary leader remained unconvinced of the potentially earth-shattering implications of his physicists' research. Churchill ultimately shared Britain's nuclear secrets with--and ceded its initiative to--America, whose successful development and deployment of an atomic bomb placed the United States in a position of supreme power at the dawn of the nuclear age. A groundbreaking investigation of the twentieth century's most important scientific discovery, Churchill's Bomb reveals the secret history of the weapon that transformed modern geopolitics.

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