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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
New York, : Oxford University Press, 1956
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Arthur Holly Compton
|Description:||370 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||Vision. How the scientists became aware that the atom holds energy that man can use and how, concerned for the nation's safety, they persuaded the government to support an all-out effort to release this energy. --
Faith. The achievement of the first controlled release of atomic power. --
Work. A strange team of military men, captains of industry, scientists, engineers, and competent laborers performs the titanic task of forging three atomic bombs. --
Choice. The heart-searching decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan and the consequences of this action. --
Hope. Prospects regarding war, peace, and freedom. An analysis of the military and social consequences of the release of the atom's energy, and a discussion of the future of freedom from a Christian's point of view.
|Responsibility:||Arthur Holly Compton.|