AUTHORChristman, Al
TITLETarget Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb
PUBLISHERNaval Institute Press
CITYAnnapolis, MD

This book describes the contributions of William S. ‘Deak’ Parsons to nuclear weaponry, including the construction of the first atomic bomb during World War II. Parsons served as both ordnance chief and associate director at Los Alamos and, according to this book, turned the scientists’ nuclear creation into a practical weapon. In addition to his contributions to the Manhattan Project (the assembly of “Little Boy” on the Enola Gay and the release of the bomb), Parsons is also recognized for his input into the development of other revolutionary weapons during World War II. Finally, the author describes Parson’s help in establishing the Navy’s postwar nuclear policies and in advancing some key scientific developments.

Find in a Library with

creative commons - some rights reserved
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons License.