AUTHOROttaviani, Jim / Johnston, Janine / Lieber, Steve / Locke, Vince / Mireault, Bernie / Parker, Jeff
TITLEFallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb
PUBLISHERG.T. Labs
CITYAnn Arbor, MI
DATE PUBLISHED2001
ISBN0-9660106-3-9


This biography in the format of a graphic novel relates the development of the atomic bomb featuring the physicists J. Robert Oppenheimer and Leo Szilard. It begins with the conceptualization of nuclear fission by Szilard in 1932, which led to the creation of nuclear weapons, and concludes with a detailed account of the Atomic Energy Commission hearing that resulted in the revocation of Oppenheimer's security clearance in 1954. Through the use of cartoons, the authors present an accurate portrayal of historical events and people. The book provides an interesting introduction to the topic for young audiences. End material includes extensive notes, annotated references, and brief biographies of the artists.


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