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The general and the genius : Groves and Oppenheimer : the unlikely partnership that built the atom bomb / James Kunetka.

Author/Creator:
Kunetka, James W., 1944- author.
Publication:
Washington, DC : Regnery History, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 482 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Groves and Oppenheimer : the unlikely partnership that built the atom bomb
Unlikely partnership that built the atom bomb
Subjects:
Atomic bomb -- New Mexico -- Los Alamos -- History.
Manhattan Project (U.S.) -- History.
Los Alamos National Laboratory -- History -- 20th century.
Groves, Leslie R., 1896-1970.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Military engineers -- United States -- Biography.
Physicists -- United States -- Biography.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Manhattan Project (U.S.).
Atomic bomb.
Generals.
Military engineers.
Physicists.
New Mexico -- Los Alamos.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
History.
Summary:
Describes how Leslie Richard Groves of the Army Corps of Engineers enlisted the help of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer on a three-year collaboration that resulted in the U.S. beating the Nazis to the invention of the atomic bomb.
Contents:
July 16, 1945 : early morning
Revolutionary developments
General and physicist
The extraordinary partnership
A military necessity
Large-scale experiments
The Los Alamos primer
Fortunate choices
All possible priority
Splendid isolation
A necessary reorganization
Converging roads : 1945
Race to the finish
Men will see what we saw
Primary targets
The extraordinary working relationship
Retrospection : 2015.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-464) and index.
ISBN:
9781621573388
1621573389
OCLC:
891618851