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Ultimate power: The race

Author: Peter JenningsCarrie CookRichard E RobbinsWilliam LanouetteRichard RhodesAll authors
Publisher: Stamford, CT : ABC Video ; Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences [distributor], ©1999.
Series: Century: events that shaped the world, 4.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a devastating instant at Hiroshima, the world was propelled into the age of nuclear armaments. This program, set against the backdrop of World War II, documents the race to invent the atomic bomb: the allied scientists who made it possible, the technological hurdles they overcame, the deep moral issues they confronted, and the responsibility they accepted knowingly or unknowingly for the fate of the free world.
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Leo Szilard; Leslie R Groves; J Robert Oppenheimer; Harry S Truman; Albert Einstein; Leslie R Groves; J Robert Oppenheimer; Leo Szilard; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jennings; Carrie Cook; Richard E Robbins; William Lanouette; Richard Rhodes; Edward Teller; Hans A Bethe; Harold M Agnew; Boyce D McDaniel; Kenneth Greisen; Martin Deutsch; Joseph Rotblat; Philip Morrison; Robert W Christy; Freeman J Dyson; ABC News.; ABC Video (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 41974031
Notes: Closed captioned.
Credits: Series producer, Carrie Cook ; exec. producer, Tom Yellin ; photography, Robert Levi ; editors, Kief Davidson, Spiro Carras ; producer, Richard E. Robbins.
Performer(s): Commentary: William Lanouette, Richard Rhodes, Edward Teller, Hans Bethe, Harold Agnew, Boyce D. McDaniel, Kenneth Greisen, Martin Deutsch, Joseph Rotblat, Phil Morrison, Robert Christy, Hans Bethe, Freeman Dyson.
Description: 1 videocassette (42 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Century: events that shaped the world, 4.
Other Titles: Race
Century: events that shaped the world.
Responsibility: with Peter Jennings ; ABC News.

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In a devastating instant at Hiroshima, the world was propelled into the age of nuclear armaments. This program, set against the backdrop of World War II, documents the race to invent the atomic bomb: the allied scientists who made it possible, the technological hurdles they overcame, the deep moral issues they confronted, and the responsibility they accepted knowingly or unknowingly for the fate of the free world.

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