Atomic Quest: A Personal Narrative

Oxford University Press, 1956 - 370 pages
"Dr. Compton's book gives the reader an inside view of history in the making of the weapon that changed the world - the atomic bomb. As director of the Metallurgical Laboratory of the Manhattan Project he was a major participant in the research, production and testing of the bomb. From the vantage point of the key position he held from 1941 until 1945, Dr. Compton tells the whole story of the bomb's progress from the presentation of the project to President Roosevelt, through its planning, research, and building phases, to its use in Japan. He depicts the project as a tremendous group effort enlisting the knowledge and talents of countless scientists, industrialists, and administrators, all of whom were working for the greater good of a nation in need of their help"--Google Books.

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