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    Description"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award" TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its initial publication, "The Making of the Atomic Bomb "remains the seminal and complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly--or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than twenty-five years. What began as merely an interesting speculative problem in physics grew into the Manhattan Project, and then into the bomb, with frightening rapidity, while scientists known only to their peers--Szilard, Teller, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Meitner, Fermi, Lawrence, and von Neumann--stepped from their ivory towers into the limelight. Richard Rhodes gives the definitive story of man's most awesome discovery and invention. Told in rich human, political, and scientific detail, "The Making of the Atomic Bomb "is a narrative tour de force and a document with literary power commensurate with its subject.

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    The Making of the Atomic Bomb
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Rhodes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 838
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    ISBN 13: 9781451677614
    ISBN 10: 1451677618

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    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, HIS027100, SCI051000, SCI000000
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    DC22: 623.4511909
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    LC classification: QC773 .R46 2012
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps
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    Publication date
    12 June 2012
    Author Information
    Richard Rhodes is the author of numerous books and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He graduated from Yale University and has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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    ""The Making of the Atomic Bomb "is an epic worthy of Milton. Nowhere else have I seen the whole story put down with such elegance and gusto and in such revealing detail and simple language which carries the reader through wonderful and profound scientific discoveries and their application. The great figures of the age, scientific, military, and political, come to life when confronted with the fateful and awesome decisions which faced them in this agonizing century. This great book dealing with the most profound problems of the 20th century can help us to apprehend the opportunities and pitfalls that face the world int he 21st."-I. I. Rabi, Nobel Laureate for Physics, 1944