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Now it can be told : the story of the Manhattan Project

Author: Leslie R Groves
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Da Capo Press, [1983], ©1962.
Series: Da Capo paperback.
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General Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer were the two men chiefly responsible for the building of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos, code name "The Manhattan Project." As ranking military officer in charge of marshaling men and material for what was to be the most ambitious and expensive engineering feat in history, it was General Groves who hired Oppenheimer (with knowledge of his left-wing past), planned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie R Groves
ISBN: 0306801892 9780306801891
OCLC Number: 9132112
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Harper, 1962.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 464 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The beginnings of the Med --
First steps --
The uranium ore supply --
The plutonium project --
Los Alamos, I --
Hanford, I --
Hanford, II --
Oak Ridge --
Negotiations with the British --
Security arrangements and press censorship --
Los Alamos, II --
The combined development trust --
Military intelligence, Alsos I, Italy --
A serious military problem --
Military intelligence, Alsos II, France --
The problem of the French scientists --
Military intelligence, Alsos III, Germany --
pt. 2. Training the air unit --
Choosing the target --
Tinian --
Alamogordo --
Opertaional plans --
Hiroshima --
The Germans hear the news --
Nagasaki --
pt. 3. The Med and Congress --
The destruction of the Japanese cyclotrons --
Transition period --
The AEC --
Postwar developments --
A final word.
Series Title: Da Capo paperback.
Responsibility: by Leslie R. Groves ; new introduction by Edward Teller.
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