Daily Deals: The Manhattan Project and Score It
Today Amazon offers The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians by Cynthia C. Kelly and Richard Rhodes just for $1.99
The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject, is now in paperback. Born out of a small research program begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people, including our foremost scientists and thinkers, and cost nearly $2 billion—and it was operated under a shroud of absolute secrecy. This groundbreaking collection of documents, essays, articles, and excerpts from histories, biographies, plays, novels, letters, and the oral histories of key eyewitnesses is the freshest, most exhaustive exploration yet of the topic. Compiled by experts at the Atomic Heritage Foundation, the book features first-hand material by Albert Einstein, Leslie Groves, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, Niels Bohr, Henry Stimson, and many others. Dozens of photographs depict key moments and significant figures, and concise explanatory material accompanies each selection. The project’s aftermath and legacy are covered as well, making this the most comprehensive account of the birth of the atomic age.
Some words about the Author
Cynthia C. Kelly is the president of the Atomic Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, and the author/editor of several books on the subject including Remembering the Manhattan Project. Richard Rhodes is the author of 22 books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award.
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Guess the Word
The object of the game is to guess the word from the first given letter. After each guess, a letter is placed in the word that is in the correct position. Any letter in the red ball is in the word but not in the correct position. If an invalid word is entered, you lose a turn, and the word is displayed in red. When you run out of time, the answer is displayed.
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