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1 Baker, Paul R., Ed. The Atomic Bomb. the Great Decision.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1968 0030676355 / 9780030676352 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
122 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the introduction: "Among the significant historical event of the 20th century few surpass in dramatic impact and long-range importance the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan in the summer of 1945." ; 9.10 X 6.20 X 0.30 inches; 122 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2 Gallagher, Carole American Ground Zero. the Secret Nuclear War.
New York Random House 1994 0679754326 / 9780679754329 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Xxiv, 365 Pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. 10 by 10 inches. From Library Journal: "This book is a collection of photographs and oral histories of people whose lives were affected by radioactive fallout--civilians in Morman Utah and other Western states unlucky enough to live "downwind" from U. S. Nuclear weapons testing during the 1950s and 1960s. Gallagher, a former New York photographer, spent seven years interviewing and photographing radiation survivors, who included dairy farmers, ranchers, professors, Native Americans, housewives, soldiers, artists, and shepherds. What they had in common were leukemias, brain tumors, birth defects, diabetes, sterility, miscarriages, thyroid cancers, the death of children, medical bills, and funerals--not to mention dirty fallout and dirty politics. Gallagher's photos of these victims without status in this lonely geography are compelling and speak volumes. " ; 10 X 10 X 1.10 inches 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Lawren, William The General and the Bomb A Biography of General Leslie R. Groves, Director of the Manhattan Project
New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1988 0396087612 / 9780396087618 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
324 pages, cloth, dust jacket, former owners bookplate otherwise very good. First edition. From the dust jacket, material gathered from General Leslie Groves' previously overlooked personal papers and many interviews, THE GENERAL AND THE BOMB reveals that the success of the Manhattan Project was due, not to J Robert Oppenheimer, but to General Grove, a brilliant administrator and engineer of far-reaching vision, aggressiveness, and relentless energy." ; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 324 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 MacPherson, Malcolm C. Time Bomb. Fermi, Heisenberg, and the Race for the Atomic Bomb.
New York E. P. Dutton 1986 0525244093 / 9780525244097 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
316 pages, plates, cloth, dust jacket, very good. From Library Journal: "This fast-paced, journalistic interpretation of major scientific and historic occurrences before and during the Second World War is fascinating reading. The nexus of events is the successful working of a uranium pile by Enrico Fermi on the American side and the failure of Werner Heisenberg and the Germans. The author stresses the amazing parallels between the lives of these two men, and shows how war drove such introspective people to actions that they might not have normally considered. Both men developed a "survival" mentality in their sometimes frantic efforts to complete a crucial stage in the genesis of atomic weaponry. The generalized combat of all-out war was indeed epitomized in the indirect competition of these two scientists. This nontechnical, narrative history can be enthusiastically recommended for general audiences." ; 10.50 X 7 X 1.20 inches 
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5 Rhodes, Richard Dark Sun. the Making of the Hydrogen Bomb.
Simon & Schuster 1995 068480400X / 9780684804002 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
736 pages, illustrations, plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From Booklist: "Unchallenged expositor of things atomic, Rhodes delivers a megaton of science, postwar politics, espionage, and moral drama in this epic of the "Super," as physicists dubbed the fusion weapon they knew was possible early in the Manhattan Project. Appropriately, the first third of this superlative history involves American and Russian efforts to develop the fission bomb. Spying was integral to Soviet progress, and last year an NKVD assassin (Pavel Sudoplatov) alleged that Oppenheimer was a source in addition to the unmasked Klaus Fuchs; Rhodes decisively rehabilitates Oppenheimer, but his adroit reconstruction of the espionage ring's agents touches part of the nuclear weapon's moral baggage: Is it right to spread its "secrets" ? Fuchs and another as yet unidentified physicist, code-named "Perseus," had no compunctions: Fuchs also passed Teller's ideas for the H-bomb as early as 1946. The second moral problem was whether or not a weapon so awesome it could only be used to commit "omnicide," in Rhodes' foreboding coinage, should even be built. While fleshing out the debaters--politician, scientists, and generals--with the same insightful humanity he displayed in The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1987) , Rhodes chains through the theoretical breakthroughs Teller and mathematician Stanislaw Ulam made, leading to the first test explosion, and concludes with the strategic paradoxes posed by an all-powerful but unusable weapon, as illustrated by the astounding risks run by SAC's Curtis LeMay. An outstanding narrative, this daunting but engrossing history seems destined for literary awards and long-standing popularity." ; 9.37 X 6.22 X 2.28 inches; 736 pages 
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