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The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan

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The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark
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The Prometheus bomb
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the Manhattan Project and government in the dark
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Neil J. Sullivan
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eng
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  • "The exploration of how key government officials were unaware of the implications of developing the first atomic bomb during World War II, leaving the lives of millions of Americans in the hands of a few brilliant scientists"--
  • "During World War II, the lives of millions of Americans lay precariously in the hands of a few brilliant scientists who raced to develop the first weapon of mass destruction. Elected officials gave the scientists free rein in the Manhattan Project without understanding the complexities and dangers involved in splitting the atom. The Manhattan Project was the first example of a new type of choice for congressmen, presidents, and other government officials: life and death on a national scale. From that moment, our government began fashioning public policy for issues of scientific development, discoveries, and inventions that could secure or threaten our existence and our future. But those same men and women had no training in such fields, did not understand the ramifications of the research, and relied on incomplete information to form potentially life-changing decisions. Through the story of the Manhattan Project, Neil J. Sullivan asks by what criteria the people in charge at the time made such critical decisions. He also ponders how similar judgments are reached today with similar incomprehension from those at the top as our society dives down the potential rabbit hole of bioengineering, nanotechnology, and scientific developments yet to come"--
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Title
The Prometheus bomb
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Summary
The exploration of how key government officials were unaware of the implications of developing the first atomic bomb during World War II, leaving the lives of millions of Americans in the hands of a few brilliant scientists
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10544633
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DLC
Dewey number
355.8/25119097309044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC773.3.U5
LC item number
S86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the Manhattan Project and government in the dark
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the Manhattan Project and government in the dark
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Neil J. Sullivan
The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan
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The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn946906418
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
xiv, 260 pages
Isbn
9781612348155
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016020649
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)946906418

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