The Angry Genie: One Man's Walk Through the Nuclear Age

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1999 - 218 ページ
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Karl Z. Morgan was a physicist at the Manhattan Project and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was director of health physics from the late 1940s until his retirement in 1972. He collaborated with leading trial lawyer Ken M. Peterson to write this extraordinary memoir about the dawn of the nuclear age and the moral dilemmas associated with nuclear energy.

A deeply humane and religious scientist, Morgan regards his own role, in meeting the challenges presented by the "angry genie" of nuclear energy, with the same unblinking eye he focuses on government, the military, and the nuclear industry. He tells harrowing tales of radiation accidents and near-disasters, and shows the actual and potential consequences of the clumsiness, recklessness, and carelessness of fallible human beings.

 

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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS XVJi
3
Karl Z Morgans family
4
Gladys Morgan
5
Wedding of Karl Morgan and Helen McCoy
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Bush J B Conant K T Compton and A Loomis
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E O Ernie Wollan and Clifford Shull
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West Stands of Stagg Field at University of Chicago
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Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn
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Then senator John F Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy
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H Hal Gray with Hubert Yockey Bob Birkhoff and Jim Hart
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RolfSievert
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Sir John Cockcroft
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CHAPTER FOUR My Biggest Mistake
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Members of the ORNL health physics team early 1950s
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CHAPTER six The Price
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Ed Struxness and others at ORNL
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President Franklin D Roosevelt
17
Chang and Eng portable fast neutron survey instrument
20
X10 facility under construction
23
K25 operation in wartime
24
Enrico Fermi
30
Oak Ridge Graphite Reactor Clinton Pile
34
LeoSzilard
40
Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt
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President Harry S Truman
42
General Leslie R Groves
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Preparation for the Trinity Test
44
J Robert Oppenheimer and Major General Leslie R Groves after Trinity Test
45
Colonel K D Nichols
46
Truman with Churchill at Potsdam Conference
47
Little Boy and Fat Man
48
Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee
51
Sam Hurst and Rufus Ritchie
57
Al Weinberg ORNLdirector
58
Sources of radioactive contamination in ORNL environment
88
Path of waterway contamination in region of Oak Ridge
89
Cattle affected by radiation fallout from Trinity Test
100
Elda Anderson
106
Isabel Tipton Tom Burnett and Doyle Davis
108
Initial meeting of IRPA Rome 1966
112
Orlando Park
124
H J Joe Muller
128
CHAPTER NINE The Genie Goes to Court
135
Karl Z Morgan in 1979
137
Gerry Spence
138
Judge Frank G Theis
139
Judge Bruce S Jenkins
146
APPENDIX TWO A Preliminary Report on
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APPENDIX THREE AideMemoire of Conversation between
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APPENDIX six Honorable Frank G Theis
171
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Ken M. Peterson , an attorney in Wichita, Kansas, is recognized by his peers as one of the best trial lawyers in America.

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