Time Bomb: Fermi, Heisenberg, And The Race For The Atomic Bomb The Race Between Two Geniuses to create the One Weapon that will Decide World War II

By: MacPherson, Malcolm C.

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B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners, and a small nick with wrinkling to the top spine end. "From the start of the century the race was on: Who, applying the theories of a new physics, would be the first to split the atom and create new matter from the incredible energies that lay within? A collection of geniuses, mostly from Europe, many Jewish, staked ego and reputation on the effort to create a self-sustaining reaction within a uranium pile." "At the policy level, around 1939, following the culmination of the above developments, physicists Leo Szilard, Edward Teller, and Eugene Wigner urged Einstein to write to Franklin D. Roosevelt, the then president of the US about the possibility that the Germans, then in conflict with the US, would be attempting to build an atomic bomb- a bomb based on the nuclear chain reaction and having enormous destructive capabilities. The letter delivered to FDR on October 11, 1939 asked FDR to take all steps to secure Uranium supplies from Belgian controlled Congo, and start a serious government effort to get the scientists together and provide logistical support to hasten the development of the physics, mathematics, and engineering leading to the atomic bomb."

Title: Time Bomb: Fermi, Heisenberg, And The Race For The Atomic Bomb The Race Between Two Geniuses to create the One Weapon that will Decide World War II

Author Name: MacPherson, Malcolm C.

Categories: Atomic / Nuclear,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A33957

Keywords: Atomic / Nuclear World History The Atomic Bomb Malcolm C. MacPherson Physics Atomic Bomb Physicists Biography Atomic / Nuclear,