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Richard Rhodes, the award-winning author of twenty-two books, lives and works mi the California coast above Half Moon Bay.
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1986) 3,496 exemplar
Energy: A Human History (2018) 286 exemplar

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Hard to imagine a world without the A-Bomb. Also hard to imagine how a small group of Jewish scientist emigres convinced the US Government to make the biggest investment in weaponry ever based on a belief that the Nazi's would get there first. But they did, and the Nazi's didn't. Thank goodness.
 
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MylesKesten | 51 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |
In contrast to a lot of what is presented for the public's edification (and titillation) in this day and age of confession, A Hole in the World is a work that is completely selfless. Richard Rhodes is here to share three crucial and helpful things with us. His story is a difficult one, but told so well and sincerely that I found it mesmerizing.
 
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jwhenderson | 3 andra recensioner | Aug 30, 2023 |
I was very impressed with the work the author put into this book.
I got an overview of the development of the nuclear physics field from 1900 forward thru WWII.
I got a better understanding of the decision making process for German scientists as they departed Germany under Hitler.
I got a new understanding of the amount of chemistry work required as they tried various ways to create a chain reaction, and manage it.
I got a better grasp of the magnitude (and pace!) of the Manhattan Project.
I got a better understanding of how the rationale to drop the bomb on a city was made. Part of this was a better grasp of the nature of the fire-bombing of German cities and its rationale - which was lead up to the nuclear bomb decision.
And finally, painfully, I got a painful grasp of the devastation of the bomb when dropped.
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jjbinkc | 51 andra recensioner | Aug 27, 2023 |
A very comprehensive account of the making of the atomic bomb. For me, a bit too comprehensive - but then again, history has never been my best subject. :)
 
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Pishmoffle | 51 andra recensioner | Mar 27, 2023 |

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