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Racing for the bomb : General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's indispensable man

Author: Robert S Norris
Publisher: South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press, ©2002.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Norris, Robert S. (Robert Stan).
Racing for the bomb.
South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001057629
(OCoLC)48544060
Named Person: Leslie R Groves; Leslie R Groves
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Norris
OCLC Number: 606838413
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 722 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: At the top of his game. Early life and education, 1896-1918. Family heritage : the Groveses in America --
Growing up in the Army (1897-1913) --
Dick defines his future (Summer 1913-June 1916) --
West Point (June 1916-November 1918) --
Engineer in the peacetime Army, 1919-1930. Caught behind the "Hump" (December 1918-June 1921) --
Married with children (July 1921-July 1931) --
Getting on the fast track, 1931-1942. Learning the ropes (July 1931-June 1935) --
Finishing schools (June 1935-July 1939) --
Final rehearsal (July 1939-Summer 1942) --
Fateful decisions --Manhattan Project, 1942-1945. His own construction : atomic factories and American industry, Oak Ridge and Hanford --
His own science : Oppenheimer, Los Alamos, and the scientists --
His own intelligence : domestic concerns --
His own intelligence : foreign concerns --
His own Air Force --
His own State and Treasury Departments --
Groves family during the war --
Racing to the finish, 1945. Supplying atomic fuels : enough and in time --
Groves and the use of the bomb I : the target and interim committees --
Groves and the use of the bomb II : Trinity, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki --
War hero for a day (Mid-August-December 1945) --
Final battles, 1946-1948. Caught in the middle : fights over domestic policy (1946) --
"Best, the biggest and the most" : fights over international control --
Chief of special weapons (1947-1948) --
Slowing down, 1948-1970. Retirement and a new vareer (1948-1961) --
Last years (1962-1970).
Responsibility: Robert S. Norris.
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