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Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project

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

This book chronicles the top-secret Manhattan Project — the U.S. effort to develop, test, and use an atomic bomb – and the project’s legacy. This story is told through unique first-hand accounts, oral histories, and contemporary documents. The Manhattan Project 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. Begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people, including our foremost scientists and thinkers, and cost nearly $2 billion, while operating 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 provides unique perspectives for the historian and student of history all compiled by experts at the Atomic Heritage Foundation, Photographs throughout depict key moments and pivotal figures. The Manhattan Project gives actual voice to a significant period in history.
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Genre: Nonfiction / History / Military / Nuclear Warfare

On Sale: February 10th 2009

Price: $13.99 / $17.99 (CDN)

Page Count: 496

ISBN-13: 9781603762069

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"It's both a wonderful service to history and a fascinating book to read."—Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Einstein
"A wonderful addition to the literature on the development of the atomic bomb....This rich anthology...enhances our knowledge of the formative years of the nuclear era and underscores the perils we still face."—Kai Bird, co-author, American Prometheus
"The definitive anthology on the Manhattan Project."—Gregg Herken, author of The Brotherhood of the Bomb