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Picturing the Bomb: Photographs from the Secret World of the Manhattan Project.

Fermi, Rachel and Esther Samra.

ISBN 10: 0810937352 / ISBN 13: 9780810937352
Editore: Abrams., 1995
Usato Condizione: Near Fine Rilegato
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Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Numerous illustrations. sq4to. 232 pp. Black cloth, gilt spine title, blind cover title. Codice inventario libreria 260673

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Titolo: Picturing the Bomb: Photographs from the ...

Casa editrice: Abrams.

Data di pubblicazione: 1995

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Near Fine

autografato: Signed by Author(s)

Edizione: 1st Edition..

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Presents images that reflect the US Government's effort to build the world's first atomic device. The book contains photographs of farmland and desert scrub hastily transformed into cities to manufacture the bomb's fuel, as well as portraits, snapshots and ID badges.

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During World War II, three cities were built in months to facilitate work on the atomic bomb: Hanford, Washington; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Los Alamos, New Mexico. Security was so tight that most Manhattan Project employees had no idea what was being built. Those in the know were instructed to use the work gadget instead of weapon. This collection of photographs, compiled by the granddaughter of Enrico Fermi and photographer Samra, is an eerie combination of recently declassified government archives and snapshots taken by residents of the new cities, which resonate on both epic and human levels. An aerial photo of the burgeoning development at Hanford?acres of new buildings set against the narrow river and Hanford Bluffs?attests to the vast scale of the Manhattan Project. A shot of a Santa being searched by military police at an Oak Ridge checkpoint illustrates out the absurdity of importing civilian life into an armed camp. The testing of the bomb is chronicled in a particularly grim chapter and its use in another. No serious American history collection can afford to be without this startling, eye-opening document.?Adam Mazmanian, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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