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Made in Hanford: The Bomb That Changed the World

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In 1942, a small plane carrying Lt. Col. Franklin T. Matthias and two DuPont engineers flew over three farming communities in eastern Washington. The passengers agreed. Isolated and near the powerful Columbia River, the region was the ideal site for the world's first plutonium factory. Two years later, built with a speed and secrecy unheard of today, the facility was opera...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Washington State University Press (first published April 2011)
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Kaeleigh Forsyth
had a helluva halloween night, reading this book and slipping into a diabetic coma.
Andy Miller
The author, Hill Williams, was in Pasco High School in 1943 when Lt Colonel Franklin Matthias came to his father's office at the Pasco Herald to tell him a bit about the upcoming Hanford project and the need for secrecy from the area's newspapers.

Almost 60 years later, Williams, a retired reporter from the Seattle Times, writes a history of Hanford's role in the making of one of two atomic bombs that ended World War II. A warning to the lay reader, this book is as much, if not more, about the sc...more
Madeleine
I appreciated Hill Williams' style- as a science writer for a newspaper, he translated very technical information quite easily, and shared not just Hanford, but the making of the bomb and the impact from the testing in the Pacific. I want to read it a second time!
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