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Nuclear Dawn (General Military) [Kindle Edition]

James P Delgado
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"Featured in the December 2009 Foreword FootnotesWinner - Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Title""A splendid introduction to the complex dilemmas of our atomic world." - F.M. Szasz, "Choice Magazine" (March 2010) ""Nuclear Dawn" is a 'must' for any military library and for general history collections strong in World War II and nuclear bomb history. It offers a fully illustrated book surveying the development of the bomb, from early attempts to tests and advances in technology. An added bonus: it considers how the US Air Force had development capacity to delivery the weapons and considers the sites where such developments took place." -"Midwest Book Review "(February 2010) "This fascinating book covers the pre-atomic age, the development and delivery of atomic bombs to their targets in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, international reaction to the attacks, and post-war atomic testing at Bikini Atoll. It then analyzes nuclear proliferation and deterence and the bomb's legacies, which have touched virtually every aspect of human affairs." -Colonel Gordon W. Keiser (Ret), "US Naval Institute Proceedings" (February 2010) "Now, I am not much of a scientist. I am especially ignorant when it comes to the hard sciences, such as physics. It thus came as a bit of a surprise to me that the history of what is largely an area of research in physics could be so remarkable. Delgado, however, knows the craft of writing as well as any historian and he makes his subject both meaningful and exciting for even a casual reader...Reading "Nuclear Dawn" makes the atomic bomb far more accessible as a concept to the average reader than any other book on the subject I have read." - David Mitchell, "BiblioBuffet" (November 2009) "Nuclear Dawn is a breathtaking story written in crisp, highly readable prose. Fully illustrated, this comprehensive book fills an important gap in our understanding of the enormous changes that the United States military unde

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"Featured in the December 2009 Foreword Footnotes
Winner - Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Title
"
"A splendid introduction to the complex dilemmas of our atomic world." - F.M. Szasz, "Choice Magazine" (March 2010)
""Nuclear Dawn" is a 'must' for any military library and for general history collections strong in World War II and nuclear bomb history. It offers a fully illustrated book surveying the development of the bomb, from early attempts to tests and advances in technology. An added bonus: it considers how the US Air Force had development capacity to delivery the weapons and considers the sites where such developments took place." -"Midwest Book Review "(February 2010)
"This fascinating book covers the pre-atomic age, the development and delivery of atomic bombs to their targets in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, international reaction to the attacks, and post-war atomic testing at Bikini Atoll. It then analyzes nuclear proliferation and deterence ando

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 25731 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (20 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006J7P238
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #383,439 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! 21 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Great book. A must have. You can't imagine what you find inside. An exact picture of our history without makeup. I couldn't stop reading it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing - very lightweight 5 July 2011
Format:Hardcover
Contrary to the description of the book which claims it is a "comprehensive" account, this is a lightweight book that wastes several pages on ancient history, dashes through the development of the bomb with scant detail and then launches into a disjointed and paper-thin coverage of the early years of the cold war with similarly lightweight chapters on the bomb in popular culture and what is left today of the test sites. A real disappointment given the description. Quite a few typographical errors too, particularly on photo and artwork captions (many photos credited just to the image library used rather than the photographer, and some nicely done but basically uninformative artwork credited to "Artist info"!). Frankly the best bit is the bibliography which at least enables you to use this is a diving board into some more rewarding titles.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Blast of a book" 8 Mar 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a superb,and very readable,account. It covers the first discovery of radiation, proceeds through the development of the first nuclear bombs, and finishes in 1950. It is very well illustrated, with many illustrations/photographs in full colour. Where diagrams are called for,these are well labelled,in colour, and easy to understand. Technical minutae and political philosophising are kept to a minimum, so this is a book for the interested general reader, rather than the nuclear physicist or politician.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'must' for any military library and for general history collections strong in World War II and nuclear bomb history 21 Feb 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
NUCLEAR DAWN: THE ATOMIC BOMB FROM THE MANHATTAN PROJECT TO THE COLD WAR is a 'must' for any military library and for general history collections strong in World War II and nuclear bomb history. It offers a fully illustrated book surveying the development of the bomb, from early attempts to tests and advances in technology. An added bonus: it considers how the U.S. Air Force had to development capacity to deliver the weapons and considers the sites where such developments took place.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars atomic bomb book 7 Sep 2013
By Reed Kantor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
all the bomb tests that were done after the war ended.. most interesting information...most people dont know about all this.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 Oct 2014
By John Hopkinson - Published on Amazon.com
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widest view of atomic theory ever, excellent
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done. 7 Sep 2013
By Geoffrey Heberlein - Published on Amazon.com
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Tells the story about the biggest weapon ever. The back story and the history about a secret childhood. A lot is still not known about what happened to make the weapon.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Nuclear Impact 28 Sep 2009
By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The book discusses the nuclear age from Democritus
540 BC up through the first atomic blast in
New Mexico during 1945. Important precursors to the
nuclear age are x-rays and Marie Curie's element Ra
which involves tremendous heat.

The work contains excellent pictures; such as,
post Hiroshima and the Nagasaki Peace Park. The author
documents a long and tedious research history
leading up to the atomic bomb.

Nonetheless, there are potential positive developments;
such as the Tokamak or "Artificial Sun" which is a
multi-nation project to produce virtual power.
The experimentation should reach a yield greater than the
inputs within the foreseeable future. The Chinese are
experimenting with a Megev process which potentiates
energy in a number of variable density environments.

This book would be perfect for a scientific project
at any level of academic study.
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