AUTHORMcKain, Mark
TITLEMaking and Using the Atomic Bomb
PUBLISHERGreenhaven Press, Inc.
CITYSan Diego, CA
DATE PUBLISHED2003
ISBN0-7377-1413-1


This volume compiles documents written by the scientists and political leaders involved with the development and use of the first nuclear weapons. The documents include reminiscences of physicists Otto Frisch; Leo Szilard; Edward Teller; Arthur Compton; Robert Wilson; General Leslie Groves, the military head of the Manhattan Project; Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay; Secretary of War Henry Stimson; Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower; and survivors of the Hiroshima blast. Official documents include the British MAUD Committee report, the Trinity test report, the Target Committee report, and the Atomic Energy Commission's (AEC) document on the need for a national energy program. Each document is prefaced by a short introduction to place it in the historical prospective of World War II and the period immediately following.


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