Brighter than a Thousand Suns by Robert Jungk (.PDF) download
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Overview: The story of the scientific research that led to the development of the first atomic bomb still constitutes one of the great dramas of our age. Based on interviews with the major participants and on official documents and transcripts, this is an account of the remarkable men and women who discovered that nuclear fission was possible and then became morally concerned about its implications. They were an iternational fraternity. freely exchanging the fruits of their research, until the beginnings of World War II, when a number of physicists were forced to flee Germany and neighboring countries. Several important German physicists were left behind for the duration of the war. How long would it take before Getmany developed an atom bomb? This crucial question was put to President Roosevelt. The facts about how he was persuaded to end the race to build a bomb and how scientists later failed to stop the use of the bomb are central to this compelling and horrifying narrative, of which perhaps no aspect is more fascinaring than the controversial case of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Education
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