Dark Sun: The Making Of The Hydrogen Bomb

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Simon and Schuster, 2012/09/18 - 736 ページ
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Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years.
 

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ユーザー レビュー  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Not being a scientist and being even less interested in making a bomb of any sort, I found some of Rhodes's Dark Sun tedious. Having said that, I firmly believe to dumb it down for the sake of the ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - chrisod - LibraryThing

An alternate, and more accurate subtitle for this book would be, “How the Soviets Stole The Bomb.” There is a fair amount of science in the book, and I had flashbacks to high school chemistry when ... レビュー全文を読む

目次

Preface to the Sloan Technology Series
13
Deliveries
17
Part One A Choice Between Worlds
25
A Smell of Nuclear Powder
27
Diffusion
49
Material of Immense Value
66
A Russian Connection
83
Super LendLease
94
Sailing Near the Wind
302
Getting Down to Business
324
This Buck Rogers Universe
345
First Lightning
364
Gungho for the Super
382
Part Three
409
Lessons of Limited War
438
Hydrodynamic Lenses and Radiation Mirrors
455

Rendezvous
103
Mass Production
121
Explosions
146
Provide the Bomb
165
A Pretty Good Description
180
Part Two Mew Weapons Added to the Arsenals
199
Transitions
201
Peculiar Sovereignties
224
13 Changing History
244
Fl
264
Modus Vivendi
285
Mike
482
Powers of Retaliation
513
In the Matter of J Robert Oppenheimer
530
Scorpions in a Bottle
560
The Gradual Removal of Prejudices
577
Acknowledgments
589
Glossary of Names
671
Bibliography
689
Index
705
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著者について (2012)

Richard Rhodes is the author of numerous books and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He graduated from Yale University and has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Appearing as host and correspondent for documentaries on public television’s Frontline and American Experience series, he has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Visit his website: RichardRhodes.com

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