The Bomb And Its Deadly Shadow: A memoir of the early days of the atomic bomb centered around the author and his father, the Medical Director of the Manhattan Project

The Bomb And Its Deadly Shadow: A memoir of the early days of the atomic bomb centered around the author and his father, the Medical Director of the Manhattan Project

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REVIEW From a book review scheduled for the July 2005 issue of the Journal of Radiological Protection: "I thoroughly recommend this as a very good read for anyone interested in the history of radiological protection, especially its practical aspects relating to defense, when the science was little developed and there were many unknowns. It is a very interesting and personal story of the effect of the atomic weapon development program from the point of view of a family member who was at the heart of the work in the US" This memoir is a warm intermingling of family story and the atomic bomb's early history with especial emphasis on the growth in understanding of radiation dangers. Dr. Stafford L. Warren, the author's father, sat at the knee of Madam Curie and later, as a Colonel, became head of the Medical Section of the Manhattan Project. He established radiation safety rules, attended the first detonation, headed up the post-war survey of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and fought with admirals to protect 42,000 personnel in Operations Crossroads at Bikini Atoll. The Bomb and Its Deadly Shadow is based on Dr. Warren's oral history, official reports, and Dean Warren's own memories as a radiation technician at Bikini. The memoir contains 31 photographs, both color and black and white, plus a references and bibliography page. American Heritage has contracted to publish a condensation for the sixtieth anniversary of the bomb's development.

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  • Author: Dean Warren
  • Publication Date: 2004-11-29
  • Publisher: XLIBRIS
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: XLIBRIS
  • Binding: Paperback, 50 pages
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 850L x 12W x 1100H
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 1100L x 850W x 12H
    • Weight: 40
  • List Price: $15.99
  • ISBN: 1413429076
  • ASIN: 1413429076

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