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This is one of the finest examples of science/technology writing I have ever read.Published 2 days ago by Theodore C. Bowman
Too much detail about the actual "Big Bang" statistical history leading up to the actual making of the bomb makes for difficult reading. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
A very well written book. It covers the period from Bohr's description of the atom through detonation of the implosion weapon at Nagasaki. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Nelsonfamily
Exhaustive, but never exhausting to read. Although there was a great deal of detail, there never seemed to me to be too much. I actually was disappointed to come to the end.Published 9 days ago by T. C. Orr
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Masterfully mixes the scientific progress that led to the creation of the bomb with the human aspects of it creation and the abject horror that resulted from the bomb's use.Published 19 days ago by Matt F