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