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Dark sun : the making of the hydrogen bomb

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Series: Sloan technology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rhodes
ISBN: 0684824140 9780684824147 068480400X 9780684804002
OCLC Number: 191854394
Description: 731 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface to the Sloan Technology Series --
Prologue: Deliveries --
Part 1: Choice Between Worlds --
1: Smell of nuclear powder --
2: Diffusion --
3: Material of immense value --
4: Russian connection --
5: Super lend-lease --
6: Rendezvous --
7: Mass production --
8: Explosions --
9: Provide the bomb --
10: Pretty good description --
Part 2: New Weapons Added To The Arsenals --
11: Transitions --
12: Peculiar sovereignties --
13: Changing history --
14: F-1 --
15: Modus Vivendi --
16: Sailing near the wind --
17: Getting down to business --
18: This Buck Rogers universe --
19: First lightning --
20: Gung-ho for the super --
Part 3: Scorpions In A Bottle --
21: Fresh horrors --
22: Lessons of limited war --
23: Hydrodynamic lenses and radiation mirrors --
24: Mike --
25: Powers of retaliation --
26: In the matter of J Robert Oppenheimer --
27: Scorpions in a bottle --
Epilogue: Gradual removal of prejudices --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Glossary of names --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Sloan technology series.
Responsibility: Richard Rhodes.

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Tells the story of the making of the H-bomb and reveals how it created a nuclear stalemate that lasted forty years.  Read more...

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"A dark tale told with gripping intensity....Chilling and brilliant. [The] authoritative and riveting sequel to [the] Pulitzer Prize-winning saga The Making of the Atomic Bomb."-Marcia Bartusiak, The Read more...

 
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