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The Resource The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan

The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan

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The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark
Title
The Prometheus bomb
Title remainder
the Manhattan Project and government in the dark
Statement of responsibility
Neil J. Sullivan
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During World War II, the lives of millions of Americans lay precariously in the hands of a few brilliant scientists who raced to develop the first weapon of mass destruction. Elected officials gave the scientists free rein in the Manhattan Project without understanding the complexities and dangers involved in splitting the atom. The Manhattan Project was the first example of a new type of choice for congressmen, presidents, and other government officials: life and death on a national scale. From that moment, our government began fashioning public policy for issues of scientific development, discoveries, and inventions that could secure or threaten our existence and our future. But those same men and women had no training in such fields, did not understand the ramifications of the research, and relied on incomplete information to form potentially life-changing decisions. Through the story of the Manhattan Project, Neil J. Sullivan asks by what criteria the people in charge at the time made such critical decisions. He also ponders how similar judgments are reached today with similar incomprehension from those at the top as our society dives down the potential rabbit hole of bioengineering, nanotechnology, and scientific developments yet to come"--
Summary
The exploration of how key government officials were unaware of the implications of developing the first atomic bomb during World War II, leaving the lives of millions of Americans in the hands of a few brilliant scientists
Storyline
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10544633
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DLC
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1948-
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Sullivan, Neil J.
Dewey number
355.8/25119097309044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb
  • United States
  • Science and state
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb
  • Military policy
  • Science and state
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the Manhattan Project and government in the dark
Label
The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946906418
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 260 pages
Isbn
9781612348155
Lccn
2016020649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946906418
Label
The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946906418
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 260 pages
Isbn
9781612348155
Lccn
2016020649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946906418

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