Recommendations Good Histories on the Manhattan Project?

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Recommendations Good Histories on the Manhattan Project?

Post by Caiaphas » 2018-10-30 03:13am

What it says in the title, basically. I'm already planning on going through the Smyth Report/Atomic Energy for Military Purposes, Hewlett and Anderson's The New World 1939/1946, and Reed's The History and Science of the Manhattan Project once I can dig up a copy, but I was wondering if there was anything else that goes through the topic in some detail.

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Re: Recommendations Good Histories on the Manhattan Project?

Post by Raesene » 2018-10-30 01:39pm

Richard Rhodes wrote several books about the development of nuclear weapons during the last 70 years, but the ones you listed already sound more advanced than his works.

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Re: Recommendations Good Histories on the Manhattan Project?

Post by Sea Skimmer » 2018-10-31 07:30pm

https://history.army.mil/html/books/011 ... _11-10.pdf
This is one place to start, official US army history of the program, though being written in 1984 some information was still classified that is not now. But it also covers all aspects of the project in at least some detail, which most independent histories do not.
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