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Per a 16 year old that chose it off a high school AP class book list, this is slow reading, but really interesting.
The book is well organized and has many characters that you find easy to follow via each mini biography throughout the narrative.
Preston does a thorough job describing all the of characters involved in the science leading up to the making of atomic bomb.
The story begins with the discovery of X-rays and ends with the Atomic Bomb. The whole history of atomic physics. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eric Mascarin Perigault
I enjoyed this book very much. It is a more personal than usual history of the physics of the A-bomb, its construction, its delivery, and the politics of the entire process. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Richard J. Field
Per a 16 year old that chose it off a high school AP class book list, this is slow reading, but really interesting.Published 10 months ago by reallybusyshopper
While this book looks long it reads fast, it's an entrancing look at the early history of nuclear physics. Read morePublished 17 months ago by epstites
This item adequately does the job that I bought it for. Would definitely buy this item again if I ever needed to.Published 19 months ago by Eagle Eye
This is a fascinating history of nuclear physics leading up to the development of the atomic bomb. Unfortunately the electronic version contains numerous typographical and... Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Futbol Fan
Yes, the advances in physics were tremendous. Stop for a moment - this book gives you the humanistic view of that ensuing the discoveries. Read morePublished on November 27, 2007 by Casca
BEFORE THE FALLOUT: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima
--By Diana Preston Reviewed by Philip Henry
"My God, What have we done? Read more
"Before the Fallout", while lacking the technical detail presented in Richard Rhodes' "The Making of the Atomic Bomb", presents some interesting personality sketches (the degree to... Read morePublished on January 5, 2006 by Allen G. Galliart PhD