Brighter Than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists
Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists
Robert Jungk (1913 – 1994)1958 Edition. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, New York
Trade paperback. In NEAR FINE condition and protected in a clear plastic envelope. 369 pages. This book is the story of the Manhattan Project told from the scientists who participated in it. It is an astonishing document, discredited by one of its subjects, the military organizer and hidden psychological warfare expert, Major Leslie Grove. He is surely one of the most nefarious figures in American history. Part of this story is how he manipulated and then ruined the life of Robert Oppenheimer. This is one of the most important documents in the literature about the Atom bomb, its fallout, and how the scientists who built it were deceived. Essential reading.