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The Bomb a Life

by Gerard J. De Groot

  • ISBN: 9780674017245
  • ISBN10: 0674017242

The Bomb a Life

by Gerard J. De Groot

  • List Price: $27.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/2005
  • ISBN: 9780674017245
  • ISBN10: 0674017242
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Description: Thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and irradiated by a wry sense of humour and a (mostly) well-restrained anger, [DeGroot's] biography of the bomb is absolutely gripping. It cannot fail to be given that every chapter in the story makes for powerful narrative, and is rich in exotic characters: Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Harry S. Truman, Stalin, Beria, John F. Kennedy, and more...Gerard DeGroot has marshaled the facts about the bomb's history from early atomic science onwards--concentrating mainly on the period up to the 1960s--with great skill and elegance. This is a book crammed with information, but so beautifully arranged that one scarcely notices what a complete education it purveys. It ends with a very just evaluation of what the existence of the bomb says about the flawed nature of human beings: their mutual distrust, their power hunger, their propensity to be impressed by anything big...It is...inevitable that the number of weapons, and their availability, will result in their use again. Our sensibilities on this score have gone to sleep: this outstanding book ought to wake them up again with a very loud bang.
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