AUTHORSmith, Alice Kimball
TITLEA Peril and a Hope: The Scientists' Movement in America: 1945-47
PUBLISHERThe University of Chicago Press
CITYChicago, IL
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This book describes the conflict that emerged out of the Manhattan Project, as America’s leading scientists created the ultimate military and policymaking weapon in the atomic bomb. It traces the efforts of the scientific community to relinquish its apathy and try to steer the future course of atomic energy in America. The book presents much of the testimony and the proposals that immediately followed World War II. In all, this book depicts the bureaucratic evolution of American science in the wake of the development of the atom bomb, and provides a history of the tension between science and government bureaucracy.

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