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Racing for the bomb : General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's indispensable man

Author: Robert S Norris
Publisher: South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Follows the World War II race to build the atomic bomb while profiling its top commander, documenting how Colonel Groves organized the collection of the necessary funds and materials while orchestrating solutions to thousands of technical problems.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
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Norris, Robert S. (Robert Stan)
Racing for the bomb.
South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press, c2002
(OCoLC)606838413
Online version:
Norris, Robert S. (Robert Stan)
Racing for the bomb.
South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press, c2002
(OCoLC)608213326
Named Person: Leslie R Groves; Leslie R Groves
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Norris
ISBN: 1586420399 9781586420390 1586420674 9781586420673
OCLC Number: 48544060
Description: xxi, 722 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: At the top of his game. Early life and education, 1896-1918. Family heritage : the Groveses in America --
Growing up in the Army (1897-1913) --
Dick defines his future (Summer 1913-June 1916) --
West Point (June 1916-November 1918) --
Engineer in the peacetime Army, 1919-1930. Caught behind the "Hump" (December 1918-June 1921) --
Married with children (July 1921-July 1931) --
Getting on the fast track, 1931-1942. Learning the ropes (July 1931-June 1935) --
Finishing schools (June 1935-July 1939) --
Final rehearsal (July 1939-Summer 1942) --
Fateful decisions --Manhattan Project, 1942-1945. His own construction : atomic factories and American industry, Oak Ridge and Hanford --
His own science : Oppenheimer, Los Alamos, and the scientists --
His own intelligence : domestic concerns --
His own intelligence : foreign concerns --
His own Air Force --
His own State and Treasury Departments --
Groves family during the war --
Racing to the finish, 1945. Supplying atomic fuels : enough and in time --
Groves and the use of the bomb I : the target and interim committees --
Groves and the use of the bomb II : Trinity, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki --
War hero for a day (Mid-August-December 1945) --
Final battles, 1946-1948. Caught in the middle : fights over domestic policy (1946) --
"Best, the biggest and the most" : fights over international control --
Chief of special weapons (1947-1948) --
Slowing down, 1948-1970. Retirement and a new vareer (1948-1961) --
Last years (1962-1970).
Responsibility: Robert S. Norris.
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Follows the World War II race to build the atomic bomb while profiling its top commander, documenting how Colonel Groves organized the collection of the necessary funds and materials while orchestrating solutions to thousands of technical problems.

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