Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956
Yale University Press, 1994 - 464 pagina's
In engrossing detail, David Holloway tells us how Stalin launched a crash atomic program only after the Americans bombed Hiroshima and showed that the bomb could be built; how the information handed over to the Soviets by Klaus Fuchs helped in the creation of their bomb; how the scientific intelligentsia, which included such men as Andrei Sakharov, interacted with the police apparatus headed by the suspicious and menacing Lavrentii Beria; what steps Stalin took to counter U.S. atomic diplomacy; how the nuclear project saved Soviet physics and enabled it to survive as an island of intellectual autonomy in a totalitarian society; and what happened when, after Stalin's death, Soviet scientists argued that a nuclear war might extinguish all life on earth.
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Review: Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956Gebruikersrecensie - Ilya - Goodreads
There are two authoritative books on the Soviet atomic project in English, which came out at about the same time; I have already read Richard Rhodes's Dark Sun, which also has the American hydrogen ... Volledige recensie lezen
Review: Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956Gebruikersrecensie - brian - Goodreads
I bought this book as a companion piece to Richard Rhodes' Dark Sun. While it's not as rich in technological details and character development as Dark Sun, this book does explore in depth the ... Volledige recensie lezen