The Bomb: A Life

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Jonathan Cape, 2004 - Atomic bomb - 397 pages
Bombs are only as old as hatred itself but, since 6 August 1945, the. bomb has haunted our dreams and threatened our existence. This is a historical account of the life story of the nuclear bomb, from its development in physics labs and testing in Bikini and Australia to its legacy that hangs over us today.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A quick read with a straightforward style that lets the horror of the events speak for ? themselves. ? We learn about Sorry's culture, come to care for his family and community, and then find out that ... Read full review


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Did we ever learn to love the bomb? Perhaps not, this opinionated and lively history shows.Historian DeGroot (Modern History/Univ. of St. Andrews) opens, fittingly, with a funeral, a "row of tiny ... Read full review

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