Monday, July 26, 2010

Now It Can Be Told by Leslie R. Groves

If Robert Oppenheimer is the father of the atomic bomb, then General Leslie Groves is the bomb's rigid, controlling stepfather. This volume provides an interesting, detail-laden account of the struggles that were faced in setting up the primary labs of the Manhattan Engineer District: Hanford, Oak Ridge, and Los Alamos. This book is only recommended after you have read everything else on the Manhattan Project.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: QC981.8.C5 F34 2004
3rd Floor Science & Technology Library
Review submitted by: Doug Dechow, Coordinator of Reference & Instruction Services, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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