Brighter Than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1958 - Science - 369 pages
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An account of the remarkable scientists who discovered that nuclear fission was possible and then became concerned about its implications. Index. Translated by James Cleugh.
 

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I read this in high school before I could really appreciate the bomb race and horizon of technology.... or non-fiction. It's really tremendous. Read full review

Contents

One A Time of Change 19181923
3
Two The Beautiful Years 19231932
10
Three Collision with Politics 19321933
29
Seven The Laboratory Becomes a Barrack 19421945
105
Eight The Rise of Oppenheimer 19391943
124
Nine Fission of a Man 1943
137
Ten The Pursuit of Brains 19441945
156
Eleven Atomic Scientist versus Atomic Bomb
172
Twelve For They Know Not What They Do 1945
191
Thirteen The Stricken 1945
210
Fourteen The Scientists Crusade 19451946
221
Fifteen The Bitter Years 19471955
239
Seventeen Dilemma of the Conscience 19501951
276
Niels Bohrs Memorandum to President Roose
344
Index
361
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