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Target Hiroshima : Deak Parsons and the creation of the atomic bomb

Author: Albert B Christman
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For better or worse, Navy captain William S. "Deak" Parsons made the atomic bomb happen. As ordnance chief and associate director at Los Alamos, Parsons turned the scientists' nuclear creation into a practical weapon. As weaponeer, he completed the assembly of "Little Boy" during the flight to Hiroshima. As bomb commander, he approved the release of the bomb that forever changed the world. Yet over the past fifty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Sterling Parsons; William Sterling Parsons; William Sterling Parsons
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert B Christman
ISBN: 1557501203 9781557501202 9781612514925 1612514928
OCLC Number: 38257982
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Al Christman.

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Traces the life of the Navy captain who assembled and oversaw the release of the atomic bomb in World War II and established the Navy's postwar nuclear policies and advancement of scientific  Read more...

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