AUTHORHelmreich, Johnathan M.
TITLEGathering Rare Ores: The Diplomacy of Uranium Acquisition, 1943-1954
PUBLISHERPrinceton University Press
CITYPrinceton, NJ

This book details efforts of the United States to secure uranium reserves in conjunction with the Allied powers, during and immediately following World War II. The focus is on diplomatic events rather than science or technology, as America intensely sought to achieve a monopoly over uranium while other countries negotiated for information and supplies. Belgium played a crucial role, but the events span the globe, including developed nations such as Great Britain, Sweden, and France; colonies such as the then Congo, and newly independent nations such as Indonesia. A list of abbreviations and a substantial bibliography are included.

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