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    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.
    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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    ISBN 9781451677614
    Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
    Format Paperback
    Pages 838
    Publisher Date 2012-06-12 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Simon & Schuster
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Unit weight 2.4 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The 25th Anniversary Edition
    Edition Detail Anniversary, Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Rhodes, Richard
    Country of Origin United States

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