AUTHORFurman, Necah Stewart
TITLESandia National Laboratories: The Postwar Decade
PUBLISHERUniversity of New Mexico Press
CITYAlbuquerque, NM

This book provides a history of Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexic, which is responsible for research, development, design, and testing of nuclear weapon components to make them safe and effective. The first volume of the history is divided into two parts: “Heritage” and “Nuclear Ordnance Engineer for the Nation”. It covers the events that led to the development of the atomic bomb, the establishment of the Manhattan Project, the first test of an atomic bomb, and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The second section addresses later weapons development activities, the growth of the American nuclear stockpile, and evolving nuclear technology through 1957. It contains extensive notes and a large bibliography

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