Sp : Racing for the Bomb

Sp : Racing for the Bomb

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Norris (research associate, Natural Resources Defense Council) celebrates the life of General Groves (1896-1970), whom he considers to have the dubious distinction of being the indispensable person in the building of the atomic bomb and the critical person in determining how, when, and where it was used in Japan. Despite the book's title, a significant amount of the material focuses on Groves' youth, education, and early career before he was tapped to head the Manhattan project. Further material discusses his later involvement with the politics of nuclear arms after the close of World War II. Groves' overwhelming influence in the Manhattan project, Norris feels, was also instrumental in building the national security state that has continued to characterize the post-war years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)show more

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  • Paperback | 722 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 60.96mm | 1,270.05g
  • Publishers Group West
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 1586420399
  • 9781586420390

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