Racing for the Bomb

Racing for the Bomb

General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's Indispensable Man

Book - 2002
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In the fall of 1942, when given the job of managing the building of the atomic bomb, then-Colonel Leslie R. Groves was a career officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Racing for the Bomb tells the gripping story of how Groves more than any single scientist was crucial to the Manhattan Projects success. Driving manufacturers, construction crews, scientists, industrialists, bureaucrats, and Army Air Corps pilots to generate the capital, materials, and plans needed for the project, Groves also orchestrated solutions to thousands of technical problems. Robert Norris portrays Groves at center stage making nearly every key decision to build, test, and use the bomb.
Published: South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press ; [[Berkeley, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West], c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781586420390
Branch Call Number: 355.8251 NOR
Characteristics: xxi, 722 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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