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Kunetka, James W. 1944-

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Works: 19 works in 100 publications in 12 languages and 5,973 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  War fiction  Biography  History  Biographies  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.T6955, 813.54
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Publications about James W Kunetka
Publications by James W Kunetka
Most widely held works about James W Kunetka
 
Most widely held works by James W Kunetka
Warday : and the journey onward by Whitley Strieber( Book )
41 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 10 languages and held by 1,916 libraries worldwide
Two writers travel across the U.S. that remains after a "limited" nuclear war
Nature's end : the consequences of the twentieth century by Whitley Strieber( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
It is 2025 and the planet is rapidly approaching environmental death. Dr. Gupta Singh, a Hindu guru with a Jim Jones-like following, has proposed the suicide, by lottery, of one-third of the world's population. His followers have elected a Depopulationist majority in Congress. Led by journalist John Sinclair, a small group hopes to prove that Singh is a fraud. Singh is a formidable enemy: he cancels the medical-cosmetological treatment that the 72-year-old Sinclair (who looks 46 due to the treatment) receives, causing Sinclair to age rapidly. Singh sets the feared tax police after Sinclair, alters his records, and wipes out his wealth. Tension mounts as Sinclair stalks Singh and gains access to his "conviction", an electronic document into Singh's true identity and character
Oppenheimer, the years of risk by James W Kunetka( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
The general and the genius : Groves and Oppenheimer : the unlikely partnership that built the atom bomb by James W Kunetka( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Describes how Leslie Richard Groves of the Army Corps of Engineers enlisted the help of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer on a three-year collaboration that resulted in the U.S. beating the Nazis to the invention of the atomic bomb
City of fire : Los Alamos and the birth of the Atomic Age, 1943-1945 by James W Kunetka( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Based upon previously classified wartime files, the complete records of the Manhattan Project, and interviews with dozens of wartime participants, City of Fire presents the complete and definitive history of Los Alamos, the scientific town created overnight by the U.S. Army to build prototype atomic bombs during World War II. With the initial test explosion of the atomic bomb in northern New Mexico on July 16, 1945, the Atom Age--indeed, the whole modern era--had begun in earnest. Now, in a book brimming with history, science, politics, and extraordinary human achievement, here is the dramatic story behind the creation of the atomic bomb. Led by the brilliant and charismatic Robert Oppenheimer, the Los Alamos Laboratory drew to its ranks the scientific giants of the age: Neils Bohr, Enrico Fermi, Edward Teller, and dozens more. Casting new light on Oppenheimer's pervasive contributions to the Laboratory and on his relationship with General Leslie R. Groves, the Director of the Manhattan Project, this book reveals the scientific squabbles that developed, as well as the unusual degree of cooperation Oppenheimer generated among his colleagues and between the scientific community and the military establishment. New insights are also shed on the roles played by such major figures as Roosevelt, Truman, and Churchill in an undertaking that provided for the unprecedented interaction of science and politics. The author recreates the unique life and work at Los Alamos--the uncertainties, difficult ires, small pleasures, and ironies--that led to the beginning of the Atomic Age. He tells how problems in the bomb's creation were overcome by vast expenditures of money and almost around-the-clock labor or nearly 7,000 men and women working in secrecy on the isolated New Mexican mesa. Work on the project went ahead despite the uncertainty of the outcome and the belief by some scientists that an atomic explosion possibly could ignite the atmosphere and destroy the world. After the war, scientists were divided between those who favored development of larger, more powerful weapons and those who felt that existing weapons were enough. Describing the historical events leading to the Trinity bomb test and to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. City of Fire corrects many misconceptions about the greatest news story of the twentieth century. Setting the record straight, it establishes that all Los Alamos scientist were involved in the decision to use the weapon against Japan. Written in a compelling and riveting style, this is the clearest, most accurate, and most informed account to date of a major scientific achievement that has affected all our lives
Shadow man by James W Kunetka( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
At a Star Wars research lab constructed on sacred Indian land, physicist David Parker must prove his innocence in the ritualistic murder of his colleague, Isaac Berriman, a suspected KGB spy
Parting shot by James W Kunetka( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
City of fire : Los Alamos and the Atomic Age, 1943-1945 by James W Kunetka( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The general and the genius : Groves and Oppenheimer--the unlikely partnership that built the atom bomb by James W Kunetka( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Two ambitious men. One historic mission.With a blinding flash in the New Mexico desert in the summer of 1945, the world was changed forever. The bomb that ushered in the atomic age was the product of one of history's most improbable partnerships. The General and the Genius reveals how two extraordinary men pulled off the greatest scientific feat of the twentieth century.Leslie Richard Groves of the Army Corps of Engineers, who had made his name by building the Pentagon in record time and under budget, was made overlord of the impossibly vast scientific enterprise known as the Manhattan Project. His mission: to beat the Nazis to the atomic bomb. So he turned to the nation's preeminent theoretical physicist, J. Robert Oppenheimer-the chain-smoking, martini-quaffing son of wealthy Jewish immigrants, whose background was riddled with communist associations-Groves's opposite in nearly every respect. In their three-year collaboration, the iron-willed general and the visionary scientist led a brilliant team in a secret mountaintop lab and built the fearsome weapons that ended the war but introduced the human race to unimaginable new terrors. And at the heart of this most momentous work of World War II is the story of two extraordinary men-the general and the genius
Warday by Whitley Strieber( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Two writers travel across the U.S. that remains after a "limited" nuclear war
Warday : krigens dag og tiden derefter by Whitley Strieber( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in Danish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Mexican American perceptions of isolation in desegregated school settings by Patrick E Mcburnette( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The study measured Mexican American secondary students' perceptions of racial/ethnic isolation in their educational environment. Utilizing the input from a committee of five adult Mexican Americans and five adult Anglo Americans, a 25-item questionnaire was constructed. Each item consisted of a statement describing a condition that may or may not exist in the students' perceived educational environment. For each statement, students were to respond to two questions: "To what degree does this condition now exist in your school?" And "To what extent should this condition occur in your school?" Items measured three areas of alientation--social, academic, and extracurricular. Ninety-nine questionnaires were completed by Chicano and Anglo students in secondary schools in Houston, Lockhart, McAllen, San Antonio, and Waxahachie (Texas). Analyses included a ranking of items by computing the discrepancy between the should and now responses. Among the findings were: of the ten top-ranking items, all but one were social or academic in nature; items dealing with positive social interactions between Mexican American, Anglo, and Black students and teachers were top ranked; verbal harassment between Mexican Americans and Anglos was identified as the number one area of isolation; and the need for schools to offer formal courses in human relations skills was identified. (Nq)
Parting shot by James W Kunetka( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The discovery of a crude atomic bomb dating from World War II in a London construction site leads British Intelligence to confront a dark secret documented in wartime archives. The novel shifts to 1945 as a young American physicist discovers, perhaps too late, the awful truth of the Nazi atomic threat
Dia da guerra by Whitley Strieber( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in Portuguese and held by 1 library worldwide
Warday : documents from the aftermath by Whitley Streiber( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A harrowing fantasy drama about the beginning of World War III on October 28, 1988. The story focuses on the experiences of two American survivors, Whitley Streiber and Jim Kunetka. In Part I, Streiber and his family witness the nuclear holocaust in which most of New York and all of Washington, D.C. and San Antonio, Texas are destroyed. In Part II, Streiber and his friend Jim Kunetka start off a tour of the U.S. five years after the War, doing research and interviews for a book on the dire effects of the nuclear conflict on a radically altered America
Uō dei ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
Wo- dei ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
City of fire by James W Kunetka( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
K-dagen och vägen vidare by Whitley Strieber( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in Swedish and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kunetka, James 1944-
Kunetka, James William, 1944-
クネトカ, J. W
Languages
English (67)
German (9)
Italian (6)
Swedish (4)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
Japanese (2)
Danish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
Finnish (1)
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