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The Manhattan Project The Birth of the Atomic Bomb by Its Creators Eyewitnesses and Historians The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject is now in paperb

  • Title: The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb by Its Creators, Eyewitnesses and Historians
  • Author: Cynthia C. Kelly Richard Rhodes
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  • Page: 471
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  • The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb by Its Creators, Eyewitnesses and Historians By Cynthia C. Kelly Richard Rhodes, The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject, is now in paperback Born out of a small research program begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed than 130,000 people, including our foremost scientists and thinkers, anThe first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject, is now in paperback Born out of a small research program begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed than 130,000 people, including our foremost scientists and thinkers, and cost nearly 2 billion and it was operated under a shroud of absolute secrecy This groundbreaking collection of documents, essays, articles, and excerpts from histories, biographies, plays, novels, letters, and the oral histories of key eyewitnesses is the freshest, most exhaustive exploration yet of the topic Compiled by experts at the Atomic Heritage Foundation, the book features first hand material by Albert Einstein, Leslie Groves, J Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, Niels Bohr, Henry Stimson, and many others Dozens of photographs depict key moments and significant figures, and concise explanatory material accompanies each selection The project s aftermath and legacy are covered as well, making this the most comprehensive account of the birth of the atomic age

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    1. I feel like I ve lived my life under an atomic cloud My birthday is on Hiroshima Day So every birthday also falls on an anniversary of this event I grew up with bomb shelter exercises at my school and watched President Kennedy talk to the nation about the Cuban Missile Crisis There was a stretch in October 1962 where we didn t know whether we would wake to see another day Over the years, I wonder if we ve become inured to the potential horror of the use of nuclear weapons Perhaps for this reason [...]

    2. This is a fantastic book The editor does a brilliant job weaving first hand accounts of the scientists, engineers, technicians, administrative staff everyone who participated in the creation of the first atomic bomb The stories are superbly chosen and the end narrative is surprisingly readable and of course, entertaining I wish there were history books written in this style It was one of my favorite books completed last year.

    3. I assume I ll read this in the spring or summer, as reading it in the winter will only emotionally cripple me like it did when I read about hiroshima and nagasaki when i was 14.

    4. It was a very interesting book for me in that I was 5 years old in 1945 I remember the celebrations in my home town but did not realize what was occurring This book provided many opinions and insights I might add that I was an engineer that worked on many advanced nuclear powered systems before I retired I have been to all 3 sites Hanford, Oak Ridge and Los Alamos plus others.

    5. I have read a lot of book about the Manhattan Project and Oppie and think this is by far the most readable account

    6. Very interesting Spur of the moment purchase during our vacation to the Omaha Zoo in early August 2012.Different book in that it was mainly interviews and excerpts from other books, papers, published interviews, etc They were compiled to tell the story of the Manhattan Project and the explain who the major players contributors were.This would be a great book to reference if I was doing a report for a history class Enjoyable, but probably not something I will read again In fact, I m planning on s [...]

    7. A great compilation of first hand accounts, news articles, memoirs, and historical analyses Beginning with the scientific discoveries that made the bomb possible, the book took a journey through the entire history of the Manhattan Project, ending with musings on the nuclear program today The sections are put together quite well so that pieces of writing spanning 80 years flows together like a narrative An excellent resource for anyone interested in the history of the atomic bomb.

    8. So they left it for us to live with the legacies of the war The question is, do we have the courage to overcome them Tsuyoshi HasegawaThis book is an interesting look into not only the start, development and the ultimate use of the atomic bomb, but also into the consequences and moral implications of following a mission with tenacity This scientific achievement was beyond belief, and succeeds due to the diligence of thousands of workers of whom had no idea what those next to them were tasked to [...]

    9. This is a sort of a Cliff Notes or Reader s Digest compilation of atomic history texts Richard Rhodes writes the introduction, and at no point does he suggest why you need this book if you ve already read his far comprehensive The Making Of The Atomic Bomb he probably thinks you don t If I hadn t just come through it, I probably would have been a bit perplexed A lot of the key figures remain sketchy, their motivations shadowy, their processes vague However, there are a few interesting bits that [...]

    10. This is a compilation of excerpts from books, essays and interviews about the Manhattan Project Many were about Hanford.One interesting aspect was on the racial segragation imposed when workers were recruited to come to tri cities Other things I ve read acknowledged it but in a way that is was merely reflective of the times, the excerpts here show that was not true, that it was much worse than it needed to be and worse than in many areas of the country at the time.I was also fascinated to read a [...]

    11. The Manhattan Project wins in my mind as the great project The collection of minds involved is unparalleled and this book couldn t hope to include all of them Few of the stories that I find so fascinated or glanced over mostly out of necessity as there s only so much to be covered in 500 pages The secondary resources, like mini biographies as a timeline, were quite useful.What this book covers that others on the topic don t Leslie Groves, in detail The process leading up to the Manhattan Project [...]

    12. The Manhattan Project The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians Edited By Cynthia B Kelly, with introduction by Richard Rhodes, Borrowed from the Library for the Blind.This is an exhaustive compendium of the writings involving the creation of the atomic bomb from the original ideas of the scientists, through the creation of the Manhattan Project and its secrecy, through the initial experiment splitting the atom, through the making and using of the at [...]

    13. Though quite informative, I felt the book was a propaganda tool than history I may be incorrect in that analysis, but I didn t feel the treatment of the subject was done in an objective, Scientific manner It read like what it is, a government project This doesn t necessarily imply that I didn t agree with most of the premises taken in the work It just means that I thought it showed an attempt to validate the work there in terms of popular Science, or rather pseudo science Science is Science It [...]

    14. I read this for my group s rainbow challenge Sure, I could have started it at the beginning of August and easily finished it off before I went to America on the 16th but I was making a family movie on deadline, writing a novel in the meantime In short, every spare moment was taken.I could have read in the planes but I didn t feel like it 50 hours of travel total and I didn t feel like it So there I am, in London, with 20,000 words to write and 400 pages to read Also all of London to see in 3 day [...]

    15. This is a fascinating compilation of primary and secondary source material about the Manhattan Project It encompasses a timeline that begins before fission was realized through the post atomic responsibility we have today I do not give out five stars lightly I found the book to be incredibly informative and interesting One of the interesting elements of the story is that had scientists recognized fission for what it was during the 1930 s, rather than thinking they d made a mistake, Germany s at [...]

    16. Very engaging and informative My only complaints are the ones frequently mentioned here about the formatting and repetitiveness which, in my opinion, are easy to get over The format is much better suited for a coffee table type book than an ebook but it s not utterly unreadable This is a collection of excerpts from letters, articles, and correspondence dealing with the Manhattan Project and the people involved Since these are direct excerpts with small passages descriptions between them there is [...]

    17. It would have been better with the excerpts from a novel being added to the historical account I enjoyed the first part very much but the post war section I felt was to much option of scholarly afterthought Regardless I did learn a lot about the subject The book clearly showed the sense of urgency And the huge technical difficulty The team involved had incredible intellectual power I counted at least a dozen Nobel Prize current or future prize involved in the project at some point But in the en [...]

    18. Told through letters, reports, documents, and oral histories, this book takes us from the first sustained nuclear reaction under a squash court in Chicago all the way to the destruction of two cities and thousands of human beings The story of the Manhattan Project is simultaneously exciting, riveting and heart wrenching The people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not the only victims of the bomb thousands of lives were consumed by this project, many were shattered, including perhaps the biggest he [...]

    19. An expertly edited compilation of primary and secondary sources covering every aspect of the Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic bomb Each section of the book contains a fascinating collection of eyewitness accounts, choice sections from memoirs and other non fiction books, government memos, essays, and even some fiction nothing by Klages, alas No surprise my favorite parts concerned everyday life at Los Alamos and the Oak Ridge and Hanford plants In one passage, a man describes [...]

    20. While neither the in depth story nor detailed history of the project that I was hoping for, this compilation of excerpts and commentary on one of the greatest scientific efforts mankind has produced thus far was highly educational if a bit dry at times.The successful secrecy of the project is mind blowing as was finding out regarding the largely voluntary spies who essentially leaked secrets in hopes of creating the Cold War A good deal of information to learn here but not terribly entertaining [...]

    21. I chose this book after watching a great series on TV about The Manhattan Project The editor, Cynthia Kelly, has included excerpts from many other books, government documents and letters from people involved in the project Most of the focus is on the center in Los Alamos where the atomic bomb was created While the subject is fascinating, some of the material was repetitious I especially enjoyed sections written by men who were actually on site and intimately involved in the project The last chap [...]

    22. This is an anthology on the subject a compilation of writings and letters and it is well ordered What I know about atomic science is close to nothing, so the first few chapters and the accounts of the scientists involved in perfecting processes was, well, really dull Once passed that, I found the stories informative especially the personal observations about the main players The book came to a disappointing end Yes, the dropping of the bombs on Japan changed the flavor of war forever, but the w [...]

    23. I found this book extraordinary Enjoyed almost every minute of it I believe that it gave an superb picture of the history and controversy surrounding the Manhattan Project without proposing that any one theory was correct This collection of writings, anecdotes and speeches by the persons involved in the project had no agenda but to put the information out there for those interested in knowing about the Manhattan project to synthesize for themselves the bibliography and biographies at the end as [...]

    24. A collection of brief passages written by others about the Manhattan Project to build the first Atomic Bombs during World War II The value of this book is that it includes often referenced, but otherwise hard to find selections It is also very much up to date, whereas even the best books on the subject are now showing their age, simply due to the fact that much material has recently been declassified A must for the bookshelf of any person interested in atomic history, atom bombs, the early plann [...]

    25. I was really excited to read this book but once I got it open I was incredibly disappointed I found that it was a series of letters about the Manhattan Project put into an order to show a rather boring story There were some interesting eyewitness accounts to such things as the trinity test and the actual bomb being dropped I would not recommend this to someone who wants an interesting recommendation but a person who likes primary source material or someone writing a paper on the Manhattan Projec [...]

    26. This book was informative, but dry Had it relied on oral histories and less on transcribed speeches, had the transcribed speeches been excerpted better, the book might have been at least interesting and still informative It seems the book was meant as a summary archive, though, like a barely curated file drawer that was at least shuffled into chronological order It might be a good starting point for research, but it doesn t do a very good job of painting any sort of picture.

    27. I liked that this book focused on the sociology history people around the atomic bomb, because the little science that was included was over my head The essays were from diverse sources A little dry, dull and repetitive in parts, but in general I thought it was a really interesting book I recommend this as a good starting point for people who want to read on the subject because I can see a number of different directions for in depth reading.

    28. Very good book on the history of the atomic bomb It is a compilation of articles reviews book excerpts from the intial phyiscs that made the bomb possible, through the all out effort by the US to develop the bomb before the Germans, and conlcuding with the dropping of the bomb on Japan This book isn t just a science book, but covers the political, social, and ethical side of the atomic bomb I found it to be extremely interesting.

    29. This is a fascinating book about the birth of The Atomic Bomb This is an extremely easy book to read because it is a compilation of stories by people who were involved in The Manhattan Project The people covered in this book range from the famous scientists to children who lived in the camps, to town s people who were affected by the work that was happening to build the bomb.This book is just the right mixture of science and human interest stories I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK

    30. Absolutely fantastic book The ultimate science project made easy accessible through a great selection of eye witness accounts It is very light on the science details the specific problems they were solving but a very extensive accounts of every thing around it The initial discovery, the cooperation build up, the establishment of the project, running the projects, the spies, the dropping of the bomb and the consequent moral questions This book makes me want to study history.

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