Day One

Day One As In His Earlier Recreations, Bay Of Pigs The Passionate War Spanish Civil War , Wyden Relies On Novelistic Touches Drawn From Interviews To Spice Up A Story Already Well Known Here, Too, We Re Treated To Repetitions Of Insignificant Pieces Of Color Such As J Robert Oppenheimer S Way With A Martini Or Of Trivial Details Does Anyone Care That The Pistol Tucked Into General Leslie Groves Trousers Was A Tiny Colt Automatica.32 Caliber On A.25 Caliber Frame But His Technique, While No Insightful Than In His Previous Narratives, Is Easier To Take Here Partly Because The Main Figures, The Physicists, Are Real Characters Take Leo Szilard, The Hungarian Scientist Who Adopted The Atomic Bomb As A Personal Crusade In Fear Of A German Military Juggernaut Living Out Of Two Suitcases That Contained Everything He Owned, Szilard Provided The Impetus To Fission Research Teamed With Enrico Fermi In Executing The Successful Chain Reaction Test At The Univ Of Chicago The Test Was Kept Secret From Its President, Robert Hutchins, By Physical Science Dean Arthur Holly Compton For Fear That Hutchins Would Veto It As Too Dangerous Szilard, A Delicatessenfare Addict, Didn T Join Oppenheimer S Los Alamos Project But He Did Manage To Keep Up A Running Feud With Groves In Part, Over The Extravagant Remuneration Szilard Expected From His Reactor Patent Wandering About, Lost In Thought, Szilard Drove The Security Men Tailing Him Crazy Groves Was Trying To Get Something On Szilard He Never Did When Szilard Began Another Crusade, This Time To Forestall The Actual Use Of The Bomb On Japan, He Became Groves Principal Pain A Pain To Oppenheimer, Who D Come Out Forcefully In Favor Of The Bomb S Immediate Use About As Close As Wyden Gets To Anything Of Substance Is The Thread Of Lack Of Attention To Radiation Its Effects They Assumed Radiation Effects Wouldn T Carry As Far As The Blast Effects The News Of Radiation Death From Hiroshima Nagasaki Was A Shock To The Scientists Covered Up By Groves But This, Too, Is Familiar The Establishment Of Los Alamos The Bureaucratic Labyrinths Are Handled Well, However Drawbacks All, This Account Will Serve Excellently For 1st Timers Kirkus Edited If you are easily depressed, do not read this book I had read Hiroshima by John Hershey and it was very affecting.but this book goes into the detail of the making and testing the atomic bomb as well as the horror of the bombing from the view point of those in Hiroshima.This book stirred many feelings in me.anger, sadness, shame, and frustration J Robert Oppenheimer, a physicist who was not a very stable person, gathers in Los Alamos, at the direction of the government, a group of Nob If you are easily depressed, do not read this book I had read Hiroshima by Jo
. 99% 99% .. Sometimes it was so exciting I couldn t put it down Other times I slogged through I don t care for political historhy or diplomatic history, but the other parts I liked, and I am glad I read it. I found this book to be a very good summary of the U.S struggle to harness and weaponize the power atomic energy and to employ the resulting weapons to quickly end the war with Japan The bomb was not readied in time for use on Germany and, in my opinion, the decision to use the bomb on Germany would have involved a whole lotsoul searching than it took to drop it on the Japanese people This book covers it all, the gathering of brain power and of intelligence on German and Japanese bomb m I found this book to be a very good summary of the U.S struggle to harness and weaponize the power at
This book is subtitled Before Hiroshima and After It is filled with a lot of material on the events leading up to the bombing and events just after the bombing It s also written in a rather readable style.The book starts off noting a physicist the chief scientist on the Tinian forward Air Force base who had been told that it might take fifty atomic bombs before Japan would be conquered.Some days after the dropping of the atomic bomb Tokyo Rose announced that radiation injuries and illnesses This book is subtitled Before Hiroshima and After It is filled with a lot of material on the events leading up to the bombing and events just after the bombing It s also written in a rather readable style.The book starts off noting a physicist the chief scientist on the Tinian forward Air Force base who had been told that it might take fifty ato
. This book shows how ugly and devastating war is The book tells the story of the atomic bomb from its infancy and how Hiroshima is today While the first two thirds were packed with new names and scientific names a

[BOOKS] ⚦ Day One  ✰ Peter Wyden – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 444 pages
  • Day One
  • Peter Wyden
  • English
  • 20 February 2018
  • 0671461427