Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Manhattan Project: The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb [Paperback]

Stephane Groueff
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 31.07
Price: CDN$ 30.88 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: CDN$ 0.19 (1%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback CDN $30.88  
Mass Market Paperback --  
Save Up to 90% on Textbooks
Hit the books in Amazon.ca's Textbook Store and save up to 90% on used textbooks and 35% on new textbooks. Learn more.
Join Amazon Student in Canada


Book Description

June 20 2000
Manhattan Project is a non-technical narrative of the actual making of the first Atom bomb with an accent on the personal cases of the participants and the industrial companies that built it. It is rich with human stories and anecdotes. Foreign editions of the book are available in Great Britain, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, and Bulgaria.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

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.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating account of the birth of the Bomb Aug. 5 2002
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!
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Story about making of Atomic Bomb April 7 2003
By Asok
Format:Paperback
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.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Awe Inspiring Account July 6 2004
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.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 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!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 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.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 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.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars America's Most Intense Engineering Achievement, Ever June 13 2007
By Jack Wasson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done and very readable April 25 2012
By L. Nathanson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback