Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes is an American author, journalist, and historian best known for his work on the history of nuclear weapons. His most acclaimed book, 'The Making of the Atomic Bomb,' won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Rhodes has written numerous other books and articles, often focusing on science, technology, and history.


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  1. 1. The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    This comprehensive book provides an in-depth account of the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. It explores the scientific advancements that made the bomb possible, the political decisions that led to its creation, and the moral dilemmas faced by the scientists involved. The book also details the personalities of key figures in the Manhattan Project, the effects of the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the impact of nuclear weapons on the world.

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