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The author of the book: Jim Baggott
Edition: Pegasus Books
Date of issue: August 16th 2011
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An epic story of science and technology at the very
limits of human understanding: the monumental race
to build the first atomic weapons.

Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. The book draws on
declassified material, such as MI6's Farm Hall transcripts, coded soviet messages cracked by American
cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the
soviet archives.

Jim Baggott weaves these threads into a dramatic narrative that spans ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to the aftermath of 'Joe-1,’ August 1949's first Soviet atomic bomb test.
Why did physicists persist in developing the atomic bomb, despite the devastation that it could bring?
Why, despite having a clear head start, did Hitler's physicists fail? Could the soviets have developed the
bomb without spies like Klaus Fuchs or Donald Maclean? Did the allies really plot to assassinate a key
member of the German bomb program? Did the physicists knowingly inspire the arms race?
The First War of Physics is a grand and frightening story of scientific ambition, intrigue, and genius: a
tale barely believable as fiction, which just happens to be historical fact.




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Ebook The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949 read Online! Jim Baggott completed his doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of Oxford and his postgraduate research at Stanford University.


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