AUTHORJones, Vincent C.
TITLEManhattan: The Army and the Atomic Bomb
PUBLISHERU.S. Army Center of Military History
CITYWashington, D.C.
DATE PUBLISHED1985
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The stated purpose of this book is to provide “an adequate and full account of the Uninted States Army’s participation in the atomic program from 1939 to the end of 1946” (preface). It was produced as a special study in the Center of Military History of the United States Army. The book highlights the administration, liaison services, security and military planning that the Army provided to the Manhattan Project. The detailed text is formally presented with double columns and extensive footnotes. The prose, however, is accessible, and many interesting pictures are integrated throughout. The book states many facts and ideas about the Manhattan Project from acquisition of raw materials to intelligence, presenting the entire story within the framework of the U.S. Army. A short chapter describes the Alsos Missions to Italy and Western Europe. The book focuses on the Army’s supervision of the project as the crucial element, and leaves the personalities of individuals and the drama of the story to the reader’s imagination.


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