Nuclear Dawn: The Atomic Bomb, from the Manhattan Project to the Cold War - General Military (Hardback)
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Nuclear Dawn: The Atomic Bomb, from the Manhattan Project to the Cold War - General Military (Hardback)

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The obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 brought the world to a stand still. This unimaginable shock confirmed to the world that the race to develop a working atomic weapon during World War II had been won by the American-led international effort. Horrific and controversial even today, these first uses of the atomic bomb had intense ramifications not only on the continued development of the bomb, but also on politics and popular culture. As well as the technological development, historian James Delgado also examines how the US Army Air Force had to develop the capacity to deliver the weapons, and examines the sites where development and testing took place, in order to give a comprehensive history of the dawning of the nuclear age.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781846033964
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 939 g
Dimensions: 242 x 190 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Featured in the December 2009 Foreword Footnotes
Winner - Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Title
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"A splendid introduction to the complex dilemmas of our atomic world." - F.M. Szasz, "Choice Magazine" (March 2010)
""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)
"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)
"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)
"Nuclear Dawnis a breathtaking story written incrisp, 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)"

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 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)

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