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Rider of the Pale Horse: A Memoir of Los Alamos and Beyond

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A scientist’s recollection of his life as a junior member of the Manhattan Project, Rider of the Pale Horse recounts McAllister Hull’s involvement in various nuclear-related enterprises during and after World War II. Fresh from a summer job working with explosives in the chemistry department of an ordnance plant, Hull was drafted in 1943, after his freshman year in college ...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by University of New Mexico Press (first published August 8th 2005)
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Karen
Jun 17, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it
This one was interesting- it was clearly authored by scientists and science writers. The story moves along in huge educational chunks - especially for those of us who are not physicists. Still - I never felt lost. In hindsight it is kind of like the Forrest Gump of the development of the nuclear bomb...he always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, so it is especially gratifying that he decided to tell his story.

While I enjoyed the science bits and the breakneck speed at which they
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Maya
Aug 14, 2008 Maya rated it really liked it
OK, so I copyedited this . . . but not only did I learn a lot, I quite enjoyed this little book.
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