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They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project (SIGNED)

AJ Melnick

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ISBN 10: 0865345309 / ISBN 13: 9780865345300
Published by U.S.A.: Sunstone Press, 2006
Condition: As New Soft cover
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A softcover copy in as-new condition with a clean, well-bound interior and a sharp, unmarked exterior. SIGNED with an inscription made out to the Mary Downs by the author. 8.5"x11", 136 pages. A collection of individual biographies of the people of the Manhattan Project during the nuclear weapon era of World War II. Includes vintage photograph illustrations. To access more signed books or books related to war, go to Abebooks.com and search using our unique keywords SIGNEDBX and/or WARBX, or visit our shop in Fort Worth. Bookseller Inventory # GMSC 910

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Title: They Changed the World: People of the ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Sunstone Press

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In the early years of World War II it was known that Germany had split the atom, and some feared that they might be working on an atomic bomb. Scientists in the United States urged President Franklin D. Roosevelt to pursue one lest the enemy have it first. This resulted in what was called the Manhattan Project, and many famous scientists were involved. However, more was needed than a few prominent scientists. A whole infrastructure was required: scientist and engineers, of course, but also clerks, truck drivers, teachers, cooks, technicians and all the other people necessary for the new city, Los Alamos, on the remote New Mexico plateau where the first atomic bomb would be created. It was referred to as 'The Hill.' Sixty years later, Santa Fe photographer AJ Melnick set out to find many of the people who were involved and capture their portraits while there was still time. As she visited with them, they told her stories of what it was like to live on The Hill from 1943-1945. Many of them also gave her access to their photos and documents from that era. Their portraits, their stories, and their memorabilia are presented in this book. Not only are there the striking portraits and stories about creating the bomb and the excitement of the first atomic blast, but there are also stories about the human side of everyday life: practical jokes, Saturday night dances, secrecy, muddy streets, coping with shortages, doing the laundry, getting married. This may be the best, possibly the only collection of current portraits and individual stories about life on The Hill, Los Alamos, during those momentous years.

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Author and photographer aj Melnick moved to Santa Fe, NM in 1994 from Dallas, Texas, where she began developing her photographic skill some three decades ago. In New Mexico she has continued her photographic studies with Siegfried Halus, Norman Mauskopf, Andre Ruesch, and Miguel Gandert. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums, in juried group shows, and in individual shows. She holds a bachelor's in journalism and a master's degree in counseling. She lives with her husband Harold and her 'animal shelter special' dog, Stormy, in Eldorado near Santa Fe.

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