AUTHORNorris, Robert S.
TITLERacing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's Indispensable Man
PUBLISHERSteerforth Press
CITYSouth Royalton, VT

This comprehensive biography of General Groves provides a detailed view of not only his personal life but the Manhattan Project as well. It shows how the experiences in the first 46 years of his life prepared him to manage the Project and explains why he was chosen for that position of leadership. The author presents an interesting, well documented story of how, under Groves' management, the atomic bombs were designed, built and delivered to their targets. Norris' detailed descriptions of wartime events provide insights into the decision to use the bombs. The final section describes Groves' influence in shaping domestic and international policies regarding nuclear weapons.

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