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Pandora's Keepers By Brian VanDeMark

Pandora's Keepers
by Brian VanDeMark

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This is a group biography of the men who invented the atomic bomb - and its powerful impact on their lives.
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Pandora's Keepers: Nine Men and the Atomic Bomb by Brian VanDeMark

Nine men - Oppenheimer, Teller, Fermi, Bohr, Lawrence, Bethe, Rabi, Szilard, Compton - brilliant men who believed in science and who saw before anyone else the amazing workings of an invisible world. Some of them were fleeing Nazism in Europe, others quietly slipping out of university teaching jobs, all gathering in secret wartime laboratories to create the world's first atomic bomb. At a secret laboratory in the mountains of northern New Mexico, they would crack the secret of the nuclear chain reaction and construct the most fearsome weapon mankind had ever known. Together they built a device that could incinerate a city and melt human beings so thoroughly that the only thing left would be their scorched outlines on the pavements. During the war, few of the atomic scientists questioned the wisdom of their desperate endeavour, but afterwards they were forced to deal with the sobering legacy of their creation. Some were haunted by the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and would become antinuclear weapons activists; others would go on to build bigger and even deadlier bombs.

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Pandora's Keepers Reviews


""The story of the Manhattan Project is famous, and so are the complicated, remarkable men behind it, whom VanDeMark brings engrossingly to life: men like Oppenheimer, Bethe, Bohr, Teller, Fermi and Szilard.... VanDeMark does not overlook the implications in today's world."

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GOR004250470
Pandora's Keepers: Nine Men and the Atomic Bomb by Brian VanDeMark
Brian VanDeMark
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown & Company
2005-07-12
416
0316160512
9780316160513
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