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Author Farmelo, Graham.

Title Churchill's bomb : how the United States overtook Britain in the first nuclear arms race / Graham Farmelo
Published New York : Basic Books, ©2013
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Description 1 online resource (554 pages)
Contents Table of Contents; Prologue; 1. Towards the Nuclear Age; 2. World War II; 3. Churchill as Leader of the Opposition: July 1945 to October 1951; 4. Churhill's Second Premiership; Epilogues; Acknowledgments; References; Notes; Index
Summary Perhaps no scientific breakthrough has shaped the course of human history as much as the harnessing of the atom. Yet the twentieth century might have turned out entirely differently had this powerful technology stayed under the control of Great Britain, whose scientists spearheaded the Allies' nuclear arms program at the outset of World War II. As award-winning science historian Graham Farmelo reveals in Churchill's Bomb, Britain's supposedly visionary leader remained unconvinced of the potentially earth-shattering implications of his physicists' research. Churchill ultimately sha
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Subject Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Atomic bomb -- Great Britain.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0465069894 (electronic bk.)
9780465069897 (electronic bk.)