The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project

The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Worlds of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians

Book - 2007
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Workman Press.
The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject, is now in paperback.

Born out of a small research program begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people, including our foremost scientists and thinkers, and cost nearly $2 billion?and it was operated under a shroud of absolute secrecy. This groundbreaking collection of documents, essays, articles, and excerpts from histories, biographies, plays, novels, letters, and the oral histories of key eyewitnesses is the freshest, most exhaustive exploration yet of the topic.

Compiled by experts at the Atomic Heritage Foundation, the book features first-hand material by Albert Einstein, Leslie Groves, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, Niels Bohr, Henry Stimson, and many others.

Dozens of photographs depict key moments and significant figures, and concise explanatory material accompanies each selection. The project's aftermath and legacy are covered as well, making this the most comprehensive account of the birth of the atomic age.


Grand Central Pub
The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject, is now in paperback.

Born out of a small research program begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people, including our foremost scientists and thinkers, and cost nearly $2 billion?and it was operated under a shroud of absolute secrecy. This groundbreaking collection of documents, essays, articles, and excerpts from histories, biographies, plays, novels, letters, and the oral histories of key eyewitnesses is the freshest, most exhaustive exploration yet of the topic.

Compiled by experts at the Atomic Heritage Foundation, the book features first-hand material by Albert Einstein, Leslie Groves, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, Niels Bohr, Henry Stimson, and many others.

Dozens of photographs depict key moments and significant figures, and concise explanatory material accompanies each selection. The project's aftermath and legacy are covered as well, making this the most comprehensive account of the birth of the atomic age.


Baker & Taylor
A collection of writings--including essays, articles, and excerpts from biographies, plays, novels, letters, and oral histories--explores the history of the Manhattan Project and analyzes its legacy.

Book News
This anthology collects a variety of materials on the history of the Manhattan Project, the secret American program to develop the atomic bomb during World War II. Kelly (president, Atomic Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC) presents first hand accounts, oral histories, primary source documents, historical writings, and reflections by politicians that together shed light on the origins of the program, the science and personalities behind the bomb, the political decision-making that guided the bomb's development and the decision to use it, intelligence and counterintelligence matters, and reactions to the opening years of the atomic era. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub., c2007
ISBN: 1579127479
9781579127473
Branch Call Number: 355.825119 MAN
Characteristics: xiv, 495 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kelly, Cynthia C.

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