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Dawn over zero : the story of the atomic bomb

Author: William L Laurence
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1946.
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This is the full story, so far as it may yet be revealed, of the atom bomb, written by the man who is unquestionably the best qualified to write it for the layman ... Mr. Laurence was, to quote his own newspaper, "the only newspaperman permitted by the War Department to go to all the plants and inspect the processed of production to the atomic bomb, the only [one] allowed to witness the secret trial of the bomb in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laurence, William Leonard, 1888-
Dawn over zero.
New York, A.A. Knopf, 1946
(OCoLC)645887674
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L Laurence
OCLC Number: 4354887
Description: xii, 274, viii pages, 1 leaf : plates, group portrait ; 22 cm
Responsibility: William L. Laurence.

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This is the full story, so far as it may yet be revealed, of the atom bomb, written by the man who is unquestionably the best qualified to write it for the layman ... Mr. Laurence was, to quote his own newspaper, "the only newspaperman permitted by the War Department to go to all the plants and inspect the processed of production to the atomic bomb, the only [one] allowed to witness the secret trial of the bomb in New Mexico, and the only [one] who witnessed the actual dropping of one of the bombs on Japan from a plane above Nagasaki."--Taken from the book jacket.

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