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Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb
Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb
 
Our Price: $20.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 66
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 0788178806

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F. G. Gosling. A history of the origins & development of the American atomic bomb program during WWII. Begins with the scientific developments of the pre-war years. Details the role of the U.S. government in conducting a secret, nationwide enterprise that took science from the laboratory & into combat with an entirely new type of weapon. Concludes with a discussion of the immediate postwar period, the debate over the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, & the founding of the Atomic Energy Commission. Chapters: the Einstein letter; physics background, 1919-1939; early government support; the atomic bomb & American strategy; & the Manhattan district in peacetime. Illustrated.

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