Sp : Racing for the Bomb

Sp : Racing for the Bomb

Description

Norris (research associate, Natural Resources Defense Council) celebrates the life of General Groves (1896-1970), whom he considers to have the dubious distinction of being the indispensable person in the building of the atomic bomb and the critical person in determining how, when, and where it was used in Japan. Despite the book's title, a significant amount of the material focuses on Groves' youth, education, and early career before he was tapped to head the Manhattan project. Further material discusses his later involvement with the politics of nuclear arms after the close of World War II. Groves' overwhelming influence in the Manhattan project, Norris feels, was also instrumental in building the national security state that has continued to characterize the post-war years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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Details

Author(s)
Robert S Norris
Format
Paperback | 722 pages
Dimensions
160.02 x 238.76 x 60.96mm | 1,270.05g
Publication date
09 Apr 2002
Publisher
Publishers Group West
Publication City/Country
Berkeley, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
1586420399
ISBN13
9781586420390