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The General and the Genius; Groves and Oppenheimer--The Unlikely Partnership That Built the Atom Bomb by  James Kunetka - First Printing [Stated] - 2015 - from Ground Zero Books, Ltd. and Biblio.com

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The General and the Genius; Groves and Oppenheimer--The Unlikely Partnership That Built the Atom Bomb

by Kunetka, James

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Washington DC: Regnery History, 2015. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. xiv, 482 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Notes, References. Index. Several corners creased. Minor edge soiling. Pencil notes on fep. James William Kunetka (born September 29, 1944) is an American writer best known for his science fiction novels Warday and Nature's End. He has also written non-fiction on the topic of the atomic age. In 2000, Kuneta was the director of communications and constituent relations at the University of Texas. He also served as an associate vice president of the university before retirement. Lieutenant General Leslie Richard Groves Jr. was a United States Army Corps of Engineers officer who oversaw the construction of the Pentagon and directed the Manhattan Project, a top secret research project that developed the atomic bomb during World War II. Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 - February 18, 1967) was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb". Derived from a Kirkus review: The author explores both the planning and building of the atom bomb. He begins with short biographical sketches of his primary subjects, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) and Gen. Leslie Richard Groves (1896-1970) of the Army Corps of Engineers, who, in addition to heading the Manhattan project operation, also oversaw the building of the Pentagon. The narrative is a fascinating look at one of the pivotal moments in both military and human history, and Kunetka deftly weaves together science, politics, and personal color to bring to life the extraordinary circumstances facing his subjects. The author also communicates both the urgency and the unpredictability of the entire operation. Kunetka focuses on the interaction between Oppenheimer and Groves, he clearly illustrates their unique dynamic and the impressive productivity of their working relationship. The book works best as an overview of the Los Alamos operation and the Manhattan project.
  • Bookseller: Ground Zero Books, Ltd. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 76692
  • Title: The General and the Genius; Groves and Oppenheimer--The Unlikely Partnership That Built the Atom Bomb
  • Author: Kunetka, James
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very good
  • Jacket condition: Very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Printing [Stated]
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1621573389
  • ISBN 13: 9781621573388
  • Publisher: Regnery History
  • Place: Washington DC
  • Date published: 2015
  • Keywords: Robert Oppenheimer, Leslie Groves, Atomic Bomb, Manhattan Project, Robert Bacher, Kenneth Bainbridge, Hans Bethe, Vannevar Bush, James Conant, Detonators, Explosive Lenses, Enrico Fermi, Priscilla Green, Implosion, George Kistiakowsky, Little Boy, Fa


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