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Includes 94 archival photographs and a glossary with brief descriptions of the hundreds of people interviewed and discussed in the book. Author Richard Rhodes won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his previous atomic tome, The Making of the Atomic Bomb.
This is a VERY detailed history of the development of the H Bomb. Very interesting as it relates to the espionage that surrounded it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ronald G. Fox
Book came in near perfect condition (for only a good rating!), very light wear, pages were perfect (with a little yellowing from aging)Published 4 days ago by Thomas Guido
I read his other book "Making of the Atomic Bomb". This book certainly has the exhaustive research inherent in all of his books. However it seems more dense a read. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Michael Shoemaker
As a scientist, who considered entering particle physics for my career, I have a low tolerance for ficton or inaccuracy or "fluff" in nonfiction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RAM
I agree with the other reviewers here about the sheer amount of work Rhodes did in documenting not only the design and production of the thermonuclear weapon itself, but the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by vfrickey
It is a fabulous book about a very difficult time in American science and politics.Published 1 month ago by Hank Brown