Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Brotherhood of the Bomb by Gregg Herken

The story of the twentieth century is largely the story of the power of science and technology. Within that story is the incredible tale of the human conflict between three men-Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller-the scientists most responsible for the advent of weapons of mass destruction. How did science, enlisted in the service of the state during the Second World War, become a slave to its patron during the Cold War-and scientists with it? The story of these three men, is fundamentally about loyalty-to the country, to science, and to each other-and about the wrenching choices that had to be made when these allegiances came into conflict.Gregg Herken gives us the behind-the-scenes account based upon a decade of research, interviews, and new documents. Brotherhood of the Bomb is a vital slice of American history told authoritatively-and grippingly-for the first time.

Buy Brotherhood of the Bomb by Gregg Herken from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780805065893
ISBN-10: 080506589X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Brotherhood of the Bomb by Gregg Herken

Book Reviews - Brotherhood of the Bomb by Gregg Herken

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Brotherhood of the Bomb book by Gregg Herken and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Gregg Herken

Gregg Herken is a curator and historian at the Smithsonian Institution and has taught at Oberlin, Caltech, and Yale. He is the author of The Winning Weapon, Counsels of War, and Cardinal Choices and received a MacArthur grant for Brotherhood of the Bomb. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Books By Gregg Herken

Winning Weapon by Gregg Herken
Paperback, July 2014
Cardinal Choices by Gregg Herken
Paperback, September 2000