Historic Photos of The Manhattan Project
by Timothy Joseph, PhD
About This Book
The atomic age began at 3:25 P.M on Dec 2, 1942 under abandoned stadium seats at the University of Chicago, when scientists produced merely a half a watt of energy in a crude stack of graphite blocks, the world’s first nuclear reactor. This was the prelude to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which forced the capitulation of Japan and ended World War II. The Manhattan Project was the Herculean efforts by scientists, civilians, and the military of the United States to tap the potential of the atom for a wartime emergency. Go deep inside the most incredible project the world has ever known.
Historic Photos of the Manhattan Project is a look back at the epic struggle to build the world’s first atomic bomb. Nearly 200 photos in vivid black-and-white reveal the project as it unfolded, from its secretive origins at Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Los Alamos, to the day Americans celebrated triumph over the Axis powers with victory over Japan. A pinnacle moment in the history of the United States, the
Manhattan Project’s application of Einstein’s famous equation E = MC2 shows, perhaps more than anything else, what can be achieved by the human spirit when the citizens of a great nation are united in freedom against a fearsome and despotic foe.
You will discover many things you never knew or thought about regarding this incredible project; facts that will convince you there could never be another project with such unusual circumstances, accomplishments, and incredible feats of science and physics. Plus see photo never before seen. This is a large coffee-table hardback book.