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

Author: Graham Farmelo
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes how the science behind Britain's nuclear arms advances at the beginning of World War II was given to America because Winston Churchill didn't fully believe in the physicists' research or the implications of such powerful weaponry.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Frederick Alexander Lindemann Cherwell, Viscount; Frederick Alexander Lindemann Cherwell, Viscount; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Farmelo
ISBN: 9780465021956 0465021956 9780465069897 0465069894
OCLC Number: 858935268
Description: 554 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Towards the nuclear age --
World War II --
Churchill as leader of the opposition --
Churchill's second premiership.
Responsibility: Graham Farmelo.
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Foreign Affairs Best Books of 2014 "In this terrific book, Farmelo tells the story of the United Kingdom's nuclear program, which began with pioneering work in Cambridge before World War II and Read more...

 
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