- Spiral-bound: 138 pages
- Publisher: John Coster-Mullen (2002)
- ASIN: B0006S2AJ0
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author worked with the BBC, which produced a documentary pertaining to the bombs and used his book as source material. The "Tech Effects" program "Hiroshima" also appears on the History Channel and the author is listed in the credits. He has been interviewed by ABC News, National Public Radio in Vienna, Austria, NHK TV Tokyo, Hiroshima Chogoku Shimbun, and The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He gave a presentation at a Manhattan Project Symposium in New York on 6/26/04 and on 8/14/04, along with General Paul Tibbets, at the Wright-Patterson USAF Museum in Ohio. On April 6, 2005, he met with the Hiroshima World Peace Mission delegation at Wendover where they inspected the areas where the original test atomic bombs were assembled and uncovered the fragmentary remains of the grounded copper-covered floor used in the Fat Man test unit final assembly building. In August 2005, he was honored to accept an invitation by the government of Tinian to give a series of presentations on the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan to an audience of both US and Japanese veterans. "I was very much impressed." Paul W. Tibbets, Brig. General, USAF, Retired "What you have now written is the best, I am sure, of any discussion on the subject I have seen." Frederick L. Ashworth, Vice Admiral, USN, Retired "Your book contains the best description of the Nagasaki mission I have ever read." Dutch Van Kirk, Enola Gay Navigator "I think your story is excellent. I dont recall anything like it before." George Caron, Enola Gay Tail Gunner "I am very favorably impressed by the amount of information you have gathered together and presented in an interesting fashion." Norman F. Ramsey, Project Alberta "You have done a remarkable job." Philip Morrison, Manhattan Project Physicist "Your detailed and unique research is very impressive." Henry Linschitz, Manhattan Project Chemist "Most amazing document...In all first rate." Harold Agnew, Project Alberta and former Director of Los Alamos
This book is chock full of photos and detailed drawings and notes.
This is a profound book which describes in living detail the creation and evolution of early atomic bomb development in the United States.
Some readers will skip the most detailed material, but the rest of the book is stunning in its interest.
I just bought a used copy of this book. I was disappointed to receive a very slim volume of only 138 pages of text, not the 400+ pages of text and diagrams and photos I'd been... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Samuel Hawley
Fascinating and riveting book; hard to put it down! Author is detailed and super-meticulous in details. All the answers to your questions about the early nukes are here.Published 2 months ago by Arbee
I must admit to being on an atomic/nuclear kick. Over the last few years I've read everything I can get my hands on about the dawn of the nuclear age and where we are today because... Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Jeffries
That the US used two atomic bombs on Japan to end World War Two is well known. What is not as well known are the details of those weapons and the specific technical efforts that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Madoc Pope
This book is well worth the investment. Thorough, accurate, to the point and fascinating. History at it's finest. Great read.Published 4 months ago by ViolinNut
Still this is just one person's viewpoint- I'd like to see a history of the whole project, including the prototypes, subassembly tests, etc. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Daniel Patterson
John Coster-Mullen is an amazing writer, detailing what is clearly one of the most precise accounts of how the first nuclear weapons were built. Read morePublished 6 months ago by NadaNOC
What an amazing piece of research about the making of the first atomic bombs. A fantastic in-depth look at the mechanics of the "gadgets". Read morePublished 8 months ago by X axis stall AGAIN