The Making of the Atomic Bomb

by Richard Rhodes

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The author recounts the story of how the atomic bomb was developed, from the discovery at the turn of century of the vast energy locked inside the atom, to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan during the Second World War.

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  • On May 05 2017 dugnforthunt (USN) read this book and commented:

    1996

  • On Jan 19 2014 Tom Copeland (USCG) read this book and commented:

    Very thorough. Discusses the tremendous loss of life due to the policy firebombing of Japanese cities.