AUTHORLilienthal, David E.
TITLEThe Journals of David E. Lilienthal, Volume II: The Atomic Energy Years 1945-1950
PUBLISHERHarper and Row
CITYNew York, NY
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This book consists of the private journals of David E. Lilienthal, which recount the espionage threat in the United States, congressional investigations during and after World War II, the leadership struggles within the government, and the decision to construct the hydrogen bomb. In this second published volume of his journal, Lilienthal begins his personal narrative the day after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. He was a major participant in decisions about the use of atomic energy in the years that followed World War II, and became the first chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission under President Truman. The appendices include the transcript from the 1945 Conference on Atomic Energy Control held at the University of Chicago, as well as an excerpt from Lilienthal’s testimony at the Hearing on Confirmation of the Atomic Energy Commission.

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