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Nuclear Dawn: From the Manhattan Project to Bikini Atoll (General Military) Hardcover
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“This fascinating book covers the pre-atomic age, the development and delivery of atomic bombs to their targets in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, international reaction to the attacks, and post-war atomic testing at Bikini Atoll. It then analyzes nuclear proliferation and deterence and the bomb's legacies, which have touched virtually every aspect of human affairs.” ―Colonel Gordon W. Keiser (Ret), US Naval Institute Proceedings (February 2010)
“Nuclear Dawn is a breathtaking story written in crisp, highly readable prose. Fully illustrated, this comprehensive book fills an important gap in our understanding of the enormous changes that the United States military underwent during World War II.” ―Sir Read a Lot, sirreadalot.org (October 2009)
“Nuclear Dawn is a 'must' for any military library and for general history collections strong in World War II and nuclear bomb history. It offers a fully illustrated book surveying the development of the bomb, from early attempts to tests and advances in technology. An added bonus: it considers how the US Air Force had development capacity to delivery the weapons and considers the sites where such developments took place.” ―Midwest Book Review (February 2010)
“Now, I am not much of a scientist. I am especially ignorant when it comes to the hard sciences, such as physics. It thus came as a bit of a surprise to me that the history of what is largely an area of research in physics could be so remarkable. Delgado, however, knows the craft of writing as well as any historian and he makes his subject both meaningful and exciting for even a casual reader...Reading Nuclear Dawn makes the atomic bomb far more accessible as a concept to the average reader than any other book on the subject I have read.” ―David Mitchell, BiblioBuffet (November 2009)
“A splendid introduction to the complex dilemmas of our atomic world.” ―F.M. Szasz, Choice Magazine (March 2010)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
James P. Delgado is the President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, the world's leading scientific organization dedicated to the study of the human past through shipwrecks and seafaring. The host, with Clive Cussler, of the National Geographic International Television series The Sea Hunters, Dr. Delgado is the author or editor of nearly thirty books, including Adventures of a Sea Hunter: In Search of Famous Shipwrecks, Lost Warships: An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea, Ghost Fleet: The Sunken Ships of Bikini Atoll, Pearl Harbor Recalled: New Images from the Day of Infamy and Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet: History's Greatest Naval Disaster. The author lives in Richmond, British Columbia. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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James P. Delgado's work is one of the first books which shows that the A Bomb discovery and development process was in fact the product of Western --and mostly European science-- and not of US research only. However, it is true that the final realization was purely U.S.
The book's iconography is also excellent, showing all aspects of the A bomb, with sketches, maps, color profiles, including photos of the main actors and places. A very good and interesting to read work.