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  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse; Reprint - edition (1 Jun 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595092381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595092383
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 866,550 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 siezed 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 twenty years, until 1978. As a United States citizen, he now lives in New York with his American wife.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb 2001
Format: Paperback
I have read this book seven times and still cannot take in the enormous effort and shear bloody-mindedness of the people that built the first atomic bomb.Stephane groueff brilliantly portrays the egotistical General Groves, the man given the job of making the whole thing succeed, he would stop at nothing and let no man get in his way in trying to acheive the impossible. The book gives a step by step account of the way Groves collected the best scientists and industrialists in the whole of America. It goes into great detail, probaby limited at the time, into how they devised ways of refining Uranium for use in the first bomb, and the massive cost of building the neccesary processes needed to do this, and how scientists had to convert laboratory experiments which produced millionths of a gramme of product into a process that would produce tons! The president of America gave the project its highest category of proirity and an unlimited budget, in the end 2 Billion dollars was the final bill. If you are of a technical mind and understand basic nuclear physics you will thoroughly enjoy this book, that is why I have give it 5 stars.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Couch on 6 Feb 2009
Format: Paperback
I have read this book 8 times and find it fascinating, the tale of the making of the first atom bomb is very interesting if that what your'e into.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Fascinating account of the birth of the Bomb 5 Aug 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!
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One of the most interesting scientific and engineering efforts ever 2 Jan 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.
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Awe Inspiring Account 6 July 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 13 Jun 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.
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Well done and very readable 26 April 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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