skip to content
Target Hiroshima : Deak Parsons and the creation of the atomic bomb Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Target Hiroshima : Deak Parsons and the creation of the atomic bomb

Author: Albert B Christman
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"For better or worse, Navy captain William S. "Deak" Parsons made the atomic bomb happen. As ordnance chief and associate director at Los Alamos, Parsons turned the scientists' nuclear creation into a practical weapon. As weaponeer, he completed the assembly of "Little Boy" during the flight to Hiroshima. As bomb commander, he approved the release of the bomb that forever changed the world. Yet over the past fifty  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Sterling Parsons; William Sterling Parsons; William Sterling Parsons
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert B Christman
ISBN: 1557501203 9781557501202
OCLC Number: 38257982
Description: xii, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Al Christman.

Abstract:

Traces the life of the Navy captain who assembled and oversaw the release of the atomic bomb in World War II and established the Navy's postwar nuclear policies and advancement of scientific  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38257982>
library:oclcnum"38257982"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/38257982>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/47601627>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"1901"
schema:deathDate"1953"
schema:familyName"Parsons"
schema:givenName"William Sterling"
schema:name"Parsons, William Sterling"
schema:name"Parsons, William Sterling, 1901-1953."
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"1998"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1998"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/308922529>
schema:genre"Biography."@en
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Target Hiroshima : Deak Parsons and the creation of the atomic bomb"@en
schema:numberOfPages"305"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38257982>
schema:reviewBody""For better or worse, Navy captain William S. "Deak" Parsons made the atomic bomb happen. As ordnance chief and associate director at Los Alamos, Parsons turned the scientists' nuclear creation into a practical weapon. As weaponeer, he completed the assembly of "Little Boy" during the flight to Hiroshima. As bomb commander, he approved the release of the bomb that forever changed the world. Yet over the past fifty years only fragments of his story have appeared, in part because of his own self-effacement and the nation's demand for secrecy. Based on recently declassified Manhattan Project documents, including Parsons' logs and other untapped sources, the book offers an unvarnished account of this unsung hero and his involvement in some of the greatest scientific advances of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET."
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.