AUTHORGowing, Margaret / Arnold, Lorna
TITLEIndependence and Deterrence: Britain and Atomic Energy, 1945-1952, Volume 2: Policy Execution
PUBLISHERSt. Martin’s Press
CITYNew York, NY
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This book gives an in-depth view of British policy during Britain's development of a nuclear program. It is divided into two parts, the first of which introduces the framework, including key politicians, military officials, and scientists, such as physicists John Cockcroft and William Penney. The first part also covers security, precautions for health and safety, and the role of private industry and government agencies in the nuclear program. The second part focuses on the development of nuclear power and nuclear weapons, presenting research facilities and factories. It concludes with the nuclear tests at Monte Bello, a group of islands off western Australia. The authors suggest prior reading of Volume 1 (Policy Making) for background. First author Margaret Gowing was commissioned by the United Kingdom’s Atomic Energy Authority to produce the two volume history.

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