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Picturing the Bomb: Photographs From the Secret World of the Manhattan Project

Fermi, Rachel/Samra, Esther/Rhodes, Richard (intro)

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ISBN 10: 0810937352 / ISBN 13: 9780810937352
Published by Harry N. Abrams 1st printing, NY, 1995
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232 p., color/bw photos, timeline, biblio, index, square 4to; VG/VG dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 44394

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Title: Picturing the Bomb: Photographs From the ...

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 1st printing, NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The granddaughter of Enrico Fermi, a key participant in the Manhattan Project, presents a pictorial survey of the making of the atomic bomb, containing many never-before-published photographs and snapshots of the many aspects of the Project. Library of Science Alt.

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During World War II, three cities were built in months to facilitate work on the atomic bomb: Hanford, Washington; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Los Alamos, New Mexico. Security was so tight that most Manhattan Project employees had no idea what was being built. Those in the know were instructed to use the work gadget instead of weapon. This collection of photographs, compiled by the granddaughter of Enrico Fermi and photographer Samra, is an eerie combination of recently declassified government archives and snapshots taken by residents of the new cities, which resonate on both epic and human levels. An aerial photo of the burgeoning development at Hanford?acres of new buildings set against the narrow river and Hanford Bluffs?attests to the vast scale of the Manhattan Project. A shot of a Santa being searched by military police at an Oak Ridge checkpoint illustrates out the absurdity of importing civilian life into an armed camp. The testing of the bomb is chronicled in a particularly grim chapter and its use in another. No serious American history collection can afford to be without this startling, eye-opening document.?Adam Mazmanian, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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