Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956 cover
  • ISBN: 9780300060560
  • ISBN10: 0300060564

Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956

by Holloway, David A

  • List Price: $50.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish date: 09/01/1994
used Add to Cart $5.21
You save: 90%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $23.63
You save: 53%
Marketplace Item
Description
In engrossing detail, David Holloway tells us how Stalin launched a crash atomic program only after the Americans bombed Hiroshima and showed that the bomb could be built; how the information handed over to the Soviets by Klaus Fuchs helped in the creation of their bomb; how the scientific intelligentsia, which included such men as Andrei Sakharov, interacted with the police apparatus headed by the suspicious and menacing Lavrentii Beria; what steps Stalin took to counter U.S. atomic diplomacy; how the nuclear project saved Soviet physics and enabled it to survive as an island of intellectual autonomy in a totalitarian society; and what happened when, after Stalin's death, Soviet scientists argued that a nuclear war might extinguish all life on earth. This magisterial history throws light on Soviet policy at the height of the Cold War, illuminates a central but hitherto secret element of the Stalinist system, and puts into perspective the tragic legacy of this program - today environmental damage, a network of secret cities, and a huge stockpile of unwanted weapons.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Goodwill Industries NMI

Location: Traverse City, MI
Good
$5.21
Friends of the Phoenix Library

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Good
Shipping Icon
100% of this purchase will support literacy programs through a nonprofit organization!
$5.56
HPB-Emerald

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$5.62
HPB-Sapphire

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$13.48
Kings Ridge Media

Location: Appleton, WI
Good
Good Condition item. May Include Some writing or highlighting. We strive to provide the best shopping experience with every item we sell. Satisfaction guaranteed! !
$13.50
Vera Enterprises LLC/ VeraBook

Location: Clarksburg, NJ
Like New
Shipping Icon
Fine in fine dj.
$15.47
Powell's Books

Location: Portland, OR
Very Good
$16.71
DBookmahn's Used & Rare Books

Location: Burke, VA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+. 2nd Printing.
[...]
$20.81
DJBooks

Location: Staten Island, NY
Very Good
0300060564.
$21.37
DBookmahn's Used & Rare Books

Location: Burke, VA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 2nd Printing.
[...]
$21.93
Brenner's Collectable Books

Location: Ocean, NJ
Like New
Shipping Icon
2nd Printing. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. pp. 464. Beautiful, unread 2nd
[...]
$22.50
DJBooks

Location: Staten Island, NY
Like New
0300060564 very tiny tear, great condition.
$22.50
belskiy

Location: alexandria, VA
New
$23.63
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$31.58
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$31.72
DBookmahn's Used & Rare Books

Location: Burke, VA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good. First Edition.
[...]
$36.56
My Book Heaven

Location: Alameda, CA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
2nd Printing. Very Good book in a Near Fine dustjacket. Glenn T. Seaborg's
[...]
$39.37
Ables Bookstore

Location: chattanooga, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$45.90
realbooksrbetter

Location: Thompsons Station, TN
Like New
Shipping Icon
Like New Condition! Ships within 24 hours!
$48.55
Ground Zero Books Ltd

Location: Silver Spring, MD
Very Good
Shipping Icon
24 cm, 464, illus., bookplate, DJ slightly worn and soiled, erasure on front
[...]
$50.62