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The making of the atomic bomb

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks ; [Place of publication not identified] : Paw Prints, [2008?], ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes in human, political, and scientific detail the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the power of the atom, to the first bombs dropped on Japan.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rhodes
ISBN: 9781439506868 1439506868 0684813785 9780684813783
OCLC Number: 232125516
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1988
Description: 886 pages, 42 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Richard Rhodes.

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The author recounts the story of how the atomic bomb was developed, from the discovery at the turn of century of the vast energy locked inside the atom, to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan  Read more...

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