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Title:
The general and the genius : Groves and Oppenheimer : the unlikely partnership that built the atom bomb
Author:
Kunetka, James W., 1944- , author.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : Regnery History, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
xiv, 482 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary:
Describes how Leslie Richard Groves of the Army Corps of Engineers enlisted the help of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer on a three-year collaboration that resulted in the U.S. beating the Nazis to the invention of the atomic bomb.
Language:
English
Contents:
July 16, 1945 : early morning -- Revolutionary developments -- General and physicist -- The extraordinary partnership -- A military necessity -- Large-scale experiments -- The Los Alamos primer -- Fortunate choices -- All possible priority -- Splendid isolation -- A necessary reorganization -- Converging roads : 1945 -- Race to the finish -- Men will see what we saw -- Primary targets -- The extraordinary working relationship -- Retrospection : 2015.
ISBN:
9781621573388
Format :
Book