The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

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The definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes's Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and
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Product details

  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 42mm | 1,089g
  • United States
  • English
  • 25th Anniversary ed.
  • Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, black and white; 8 Maps
  • 1451677618
  • 9781451677614
  • 26,269

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The comprehensive history of the bomb--and also a work of literature. -Tracy Kidder
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About Richard Rhodes

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. Appearing as host and correspondent for documentaries on public television's Frontline and American Experience series, he has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Visit his website
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