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The great decision: the secret history of the atomic bomb.

Michael Amrine

The great decision: the secret history of the atomic bomb.

by Michael Amrine

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Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan,
  • Atomic bomb

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD767.2 .A5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination251 p.
    Number of Pages251
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13575631M
    LC Control Number58014036
    OCLC/WorldCa396839

      THE BOMB. Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War. By Fred Kaplan. It’s an old joke, but a good one. “Doctor, my son thinks he’s a chicken,” a father tells a Author: Justin Vogt.   "Succeeds as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Trinity, the debut graphic book by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, depicts the dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb in World War Two. This sweeping historical narrative traces the spark of invention from the laboratories of nineteenth-century Europe to .

    Start studying Bomb history test. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. What Japanese government official made the decision to surrender to the Allied Forces? This was a dangerous time to build an atomic bomb because if America knew about it, then other countries could potentially know about it. 1. It would end the war successfully at the earliest possible moment 2. It justified the effort and expense of building the atomic bombs 3. It offered hope of achieving diplomatic gains in the growing rivalry with the Soviet Union 4. There was a lack of incentives not to use the weapons 5. Because of America's hatred of the Japanese and a desire for.

    The properties and effects of atomic bombs. When a neutron strikes the nucleus of an atom of the isotopes uranium or plutonium, it causes that nucleus to split into two fragments, each of which is a nucleus with about half the protons and neutrons of the original the process of splitting, a great amount of thermal energy, as well as gamma rays and two or more neutrons, is. THE A.C. GILBERT COMPANY, New Haven, Conn. "Atomic Bomb." Curious children's puzzle-game, comprising a map of Japan with holes for Hiroshima and Nagasaki, housed in a glass-topped cardboard box with 2 "bombs" in the shape of jumping beans, which must be inserted in .


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The great decision: the secret history of the atomic bomb by Michael Amrine Download PDF EPUB FB2

The great decision: the secret history of the atomic bomb. [Michael Amrine] -- An informative account of some of the events surrounding President Truman's decision to use the atom bomb. Get this from a library. The great decision: the secret history of the atomic bomb.

[Michael Amrine]. Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by : Marcus Rosenblum.

The Great Decision: The Secret History of the Atomic Bomb () The author points out that the Japanese buildings were not all flimsy, but many were, in fact, constructed to meet certain earthquake codes.

The problem was that the buildings were very close together, and many in the residential section were easily burned. Get print book. No eBook available. Go to Google Play Now» The great decision: the secret history of the atomic bomb.

Michael Amrine. Putnam, - History - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. The great decision: the secret history of the atomic bomb.

An interesting study that assembles information on the complex chain of actions and decisions that led in spring and summer of to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Great Decision: the Secret History of the Atomic Bomb | Foreign Affairs. The great decision: the secret history of the atomic bomb / Michael Amrine G.P. Putnam's Sons New York Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

Then a Mighty Mushroom; THE GREAT DECISION. The Secret History of the Atomic Bomb. By Michael Amrine. New York: G. Putnam's Sons. $ accept action administration advisers agreement Air Force Alamogordo Allied Alperovitz American Army atomic bomb atomic energy atomic weapons atomic-energy policies attack August believed Blackett Bohr bomb's British Bush Byrnes Carroll Quigley Chiefs Churchill civilian Conant concerned consequences considerations considered control of atomic decision to drop defeat demonstration destruction diplomacy diplomatic discussion dropped the bomb.

On August 6,the United States dropped its first atomic bomb from a B bomber plane called the Enola Gay over the city of Hiroshima, Japan.

The “Little Boy” exploded with about The Great Decision: The Secret History of The Atomic Bomb Hardcover – January 1, by Michael Amrine (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other Author: Michael Amrine.

After more than sixty-five years, the use of atomic bombs against Japan in continues to produce highly polarized controversy. The scholarly debate over the atomic bomb began in earnest in the mids and made national headlines when it erupted into angry recriminations over the Smithsonian Institution’s proposed Enola Gay exhibit during the mids.

The Bomb is a sequel of sorts to The Wizards of Armageddon, Kaplan's book about the Cold War-era thinkers who established a template for how generations of American officials would approach nuclear weapons.

The new book revisits the foundational debates and explains how they have played out in more recent years, making use of newly Brand: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, gms, pages. This book covers the crucial days in office of Truman before making the decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima.

Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf.

Michael Amrine, Great Decision: The Secret History of the Atomic York: Putnam, Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason, Trinity York: Bantam. This volume by Wilson Miscamble provides a concise and compelling summary of the decision-making process. This short book traces the development of the atomic bomb against the background of the ongoing and extremely bloody struggle against the Empire of Japan and in the context of U.S.

relations with its allies in Cited by: 6. Marcus Rosenblum “THE GREAT DECISION: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE ATOMIC BOMB”, American Journal of Public Hea no.

11 (November 1, ): pp. DOI: /AJPH Recommend this Journal to your : Marcus Rosenblum. The Great Hiroshima Cover-up: How the U.S. Hid Shocking Historic Footage for Decades 08/02/ am ET Updated In the weeks following the atomic attacks on Japan 66 years ago this week, and then for decades afterward, the United States engaged in airtight suppression of all film shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombings.

"Succeeds as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Trinity, the debut graphic book by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, depicts the dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb in World War sweeping historical narrative traces the spark of invention from the laboratories of nineteenth-century Europe to the Cited by: 4.

In mid-July, President Harry S Truman was notified of the successful test of the atomic bomb, what he called “the most terrible bomb in the history of the world.” Thousands of hours of research and development as well as billions of dollars had contributed to its production.

This was no theoretical research project. On August 6 and 9,the United States used nuclear weapons against two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While the bombings effectively ended World War II, the costs were great and people continue to debate whether or not the bombings were necessary.The “Bomb” is the story of the discovery of the atomic bomb during the s.

The wold was at war during the first half of this decade. Germany was trying to become a world leader and had attacked the surrounding countries, including Britain.

The effort led to the invention of atomic bombs, including the two that were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing or injuring overattacks forced Japan to surrender and brought an end to World War II, but they also marked a crucial turning point in the early Atomic Age, raising enduring questions about the implications of nuclear : Shelly Schwartz.