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Title:
The first war of physics : the secret history of the atom bomb, 1939-1949
Author:
Baggott, J. E.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Atomic 2009
Edition:
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xiv, 576 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
An account of the race to build history's most destructive weapon to date.
General Note:
Originally published as: Atomic : the first war of physics and the secret history of the atomic bomb, 1939-49. London : Icon, 2009.
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt. I. Mobilisation. The uranverein -- Element 94 -- Critical mass -- A visit to Copenhagen -- Tube alloys -- pt. II. Weapon. A modest request -- The Italian navigator -- Los Alamos Ranch School -- [ENORMOZ] -- Escape from Copenhagen -- pt. III. War. Uncle Nick -- Mortal crimes -- Alsos and AZUSA -- The final push -- Trinity -- Hypocentre -- Operation Epsilon -- pt. IV. Proliferation. [Dognat i peregnat] -- Iron Curtain -- Crossroads -- Arzamas-16 -- Joe-1.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781605980843
Format :
Book