Nuclear Dawn: The Atomic Bomb, from the Manhattan Project to the Cold War
When President Obama and others say they want to end America's dependence on foreign oil, the vision is usually presented in terms of "a new Manhattan Project." So what really was the Manhattan Project? According to James Delgado, at the start of the project in 1942, the element plutonium only existed in microscopic quantities. By June 16, 1945, the date of the world's fir...more
ebook, 216 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Osprey Publishing
(first published September 22nd 2009)
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A concise and high-level review of the path of the Manhattan project - from its inception through the end of World War II and some of the follow-on developments around nuclear technology after the war. The strength of the book, though, is it description of the process through which the bomb was initially developed - including review of some of the 'technical' issues that had to be worked through as well as the political issues (both with our allies and enemies) and the cultural impact created by...more