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Manhattan Project: The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb Paperback – Jun 20 2000


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  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Backinprint.Com (June 20 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595092381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595092383
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 640 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #718,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Stephane Groueff is a Bulgarian-born journalist and author. After the Communists seized power in 1944, he lived in exile in Switzerland, France and the United States. He was a reporter for Paris Match with the magazine's original team and became its New York Bureau Chief for 20 years, until 1978. As a United States citizen, he now lives in New York with his American wife.

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I read this book as a teenager when it first came out in 1967, and it has stayed with me ever since (to the point where I have recently sought out used copies of the paperback and hardbound editions). It is written in something of a "heroes of science and industry" tone that itself helps to convey the straightforward sense of urgency and righteousness that drove the development of the Bomb, and it completely captivated me and began for me a lifelong fascination with the Manhattan Project. Few other books I've read have made science and engineering seem so thrilling. I'm delighted to see it in print again!
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It is book for the lay man to understand the atomic bomb. I was really amazed by the size of the project, which never thought in the earlier stage of the project. It is really terrifying story to understand how much money is spend on this.I could understand the guts of Leslie Groves, the man who involved in spearheading this project.It is like a novel. Wonderful to read and amaze.I found that very less information about the scientific details.
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This book is fascinating. The characters in this book were not only technically brilliant, but bold leaders, as well.
The author has produced a readable book that resembles a novel. Yet, it does not gloss over the technical aspects. If you are an engineer or a scientist, you will particularly appreciate this book.
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Great read
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Fascinating account of the birth of the Bomb Aug. 5 2002
By "snarflemike" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I read this book as a teenager when it first came out in 1967, and it has stayed with me ever since (to the point where I have recently sought out used copies of the paperback and hardbound editions). It is written in something of a "heroes of science and industry" tone that itself helps to convey the straightforward sense of urgency and righteousness that drove the development of the Bomb, and it completely captivated me and began for me a lifelong fascination with the Manhattan Project. Few other books I've read have made science and engineering seem so thrilling. I'm delighted to see it in print again!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
One of the most interesting scientific and engineering efforts ever Jan. 1 2007
By Jimmy Parsons - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There isn't much I can add to what other reviewers have said other than concur that this is a fascinating book. The challenges that faced the Nobel Laureates, scientists, engineers, managers of American's largest corporations, and military were beyond imagination. Groueff does an excellent job developing character profiles of people involved in the Project -- all in brief sketches.

You will especially enjoy this account if you have ever visited or traveled through Oak Ridge, TN, Hanford, WA, Los Alamos, NM, the University of Chicago, the old Woolworth Building in New York, DuPont Chemical Company, the American Chicle Company chewing gum factory in New York... well, maybe you get the idea how varied the real story is.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Awe Inspiring Account July 6 2004
By S. J. KURTZ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is fascinating. The characters in this book were not only technically brilliant, but bold leaders, as well.
The author has produced a readable book that resembles a novel. Yet, it does not gloss over the technical aspects. If you are an engineer or a scientist, you will particularly appreciate this book.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
America's Most Intense Engineering Achievement, Ever June 13 2007
By Jack Wasson - Published on Amazon.com
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Never in the history of the United States, before or since, has the full assets of the country been thrown behind the solution of a single engineering problem. Every resource, scientific and financial, was provided upon request. The results were a phenomenal success.

This account was written at a time when the primary sources were almost all still available for their first hand insight. The implications of this story for future generations of Americans are far reaching. A must read.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Well done and very readable April 25 2012
By LHN - Published on Amazon.com
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I agree with all the other comments, the only fault is how 'rushed' the book gets near the end. Just when they ship the plutonium from Hartford to Los Alamos, the author speeds up the story and within 50 pages the story comes to a conclusion. After a such great detail, the rushed ending is a disappointment.


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