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The Prometheus Bomb - The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark (Hardcover): Neil J. Sullivan

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Neil J. Sullivan

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During World War II, the lives of millions of Americans lay precariously in the hands of a few brilliant scientists who raced to develop the first weapon of mass destruction. Elected officials gave the scientists free rein in the Manhattan Project without understanding the complexities and dangers involved in splitting the atom. The Manhattan Project was the first example of a new type of choice for congressmen, presidents, and other government officials: life and death on a national scale. From that moment, our government began fashioning public policy for issues of scientific development, discoveries, and inventions that could secure or threaten our existence and our future. But those same men and women had no training in such fields, did not understand the ramifications of the research, and relied on incomplete information to form potentially life-changing decisions. Through the story of the Manhattan Project, Neil J. Sullivan asks by what criteria the people in charge at the time made such critical decisions. He also ponders how similar judgments are reached today with similar incomprehension from those at the top as our society dives down the potential rabbit hole of bioengineering, nanotechnology, and scientific developments yet to come.

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Imprint: Potomac Books Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Neil J. Sullivan
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 296
ISBN-13: 978-1-61234-815-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
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Books > Humanities > History > American history
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
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LSN: 1-61234-815-7
Barcode: 9781612348155

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