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Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb

Christman, Albert B.

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ISBN 10: 1557501203 / ISBN 13: 9781557501202
Published by Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.: Naval Inst Press, 1998
Used Condition: Fair Hardcover
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Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb, Al Christman, Naval Institute Press, 1998, 305p, ex-library hc w/dj, w/library marks/stamps, usual xlib abuse, clean text---4.00. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1339096952

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Title: Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the ...

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.: Naval Inst Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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For better or worse, Navy captain William S. "Deak" Parsons made the atomic bomb happen. As ordnance chief and associate director at Los Alamos, Parsons turned the scientists' nuclear creation into a practical weapon. As weaponeer, he completed the assembly of "Little Boy" during the flight to Hiroshima. As bomb commander, he approved the release of the bomb that forever changed the world. Yet over the past fifty years only fragments of his story have appeared, in part because of his own self-effacement and the nation's demand for secrecy. Based on recently declassified Manhattan Project documents, including Parsons' logs and other untapped sources, the book offers an unvarnished account of this unsung hero and his involvement in some of the greatest scientific advances of the twentieth century.

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Before his death in 2011, Al Christman was a writer and historian for the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, California. He was the coauthor of Sailors, Scientists, and Rockets: Grand Experiment at Inoyokern and Naval Innovators, 1776-1900.

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