The American Atom: A Documentary History of Nuclear Policies from the Discovery of Fission to the Present, 1939-1984

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984 - History - 333 pages
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Contents

Background and Visions
1
H G Wellss Vision 1914
3
Leo Szilard and the Discovery of Fission
7
The SzilardEinstein Letter August 2 1939
12
The FrischPeierls Memorandum 1940
14
5 The MAUD Report 1941
19
The Manhattan Project
24
Letters ofj Robert Oppenheimer 194245
40
The Oppenheimer Case
141
J R Oppenheimer to K D Nichols March 4 1954
147
35 Testimony in the Matter of J Robert Oppenheimer
153
K D Nichols
161
Arthur Holly Compton to Gordon Gray April 21 1954 Evidence
172
38 Announced Nuclear Tests 194552
179
Atomic Energy Commission Meeting 1376 May 21 1958
190
Atomic Energy Commission Meeting 1377 May 28 1958
191

8 AngloAmerican Declaration of Trust June 13 1944
43
RooseveltChurchill Hyde Park AideMemoire September 19 1944
45
General Grovess Report on Trinity July IS 1945
47
TrumanStalin Conversation Potsdam July 24 1945
55
Military Policy Committee Minutes May 5 1943
56
Stimson and the Interim Committee May 1945
57
15 Interim Committee Minutes May 31 1945
58
Recommendations on the Immediate Use of Nuclear Weapons June 16 1945
63
Stimson and the Scientists Concerns June 26 1945
64
18 Chicago Scientists Petition to the President July 17 1945
66
White House Press Release on Hiroshima August 6 1945
68
Atomic Energy in a Postwar World
71
Tiic McMahon Bill December 20 1945 Atomic Energy Act of 1946
79
The Baruch Plan
92
What Is the Atoms Industrial Future? March 8 1947
99
25 Excerpts from President Eisenhowers Press Conference March 31
112
USAEC General Advisory Committee Report on the Super
120
Lewis Strauss to Harry S Truman November 25 1949
128
W K Wyant Jr 50000 Baby Teeth The Nation June 13 1959
197
45 Treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet
205
Bernard Brodie Tfx Absolute Wenpon 1946
213
Herman Kahn On Thermonuclear War 1960
219
Presidential Directive 59 1980
227
President Ronald Reagan on Deterrence November 23 1982
234
White House Statement on the Soviet Missile Sites in Cuba October
245
Memorandum of Understanding between the United States
251
Treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet
260
Interim Agreement between the United States of America and
265
4 Protocol to the Treaty between the United States of America and
271
A Summary
282
William P Clark National Security Council to Archbishop Joseph L
289
68 Atomic Energy Act of 1954 selections
296
AFLCIO Statement on Fermi 1956
305
Three Mile Island Nuclenr Netcs Special Report April 6 1979
311
Afterword
321
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About the author (1984)

Robert C. Williams is Vail Professor of History Emeritus at Davidson College and lecturer in history at Bates College. His books include "Klaus Fuchs: Atom Spy"; "Russian Art and American Money, 1900-1940"; and "The American Atom: A Documentary History of Nuclear Energy" (with Philip Cantelon). He lives in Center Lovell, Maine.

Philip L. Cantelon is President of History Associates, Incorpo­rated, Gaithersburg, Maryland. He serves on the Board of Editors of The Public Historian. He was Fulbright Professor of American Civilization at Kyushu National University and Seinan Gakuin Uni­versity in Japan.
 
Robert C. Williams is Professor of History and Dean of Univer­sity College at Washington University, St. Louis. He has published books and articles on such diverse topics as Russian émigré artists, linear algebra, Soviet art, and Russian political history.
 
Jack M. Holl is Acting Chief Historian for the Department of Energy.

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