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by Michael Light. 208 pages (October 21, 2003) Knopf First Edition. This book is a collection of one hundred amazing photos, color and b&w, of above ground nuclear explosions, taken from recently declassified sources. Dated from World War II to 1962, the photos reveal unexpected details, colors, and effects that are hard to describe in words.
How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb
by Peter Kuran. 142 pages (December 21, 2007) vce.com publisher. Using original declassified photos of nuclear bomb tests and other works such as bomb construction diagrams, the author illustrates his story of the men who took the photos in the U.S. and the Pacific islands. A secret group of highly skilled technicians, they worked at the state of the art of photography and electronics to capture photos of the release of unimaginable energy at microsecond time scales. Both a technical and artistic treat.
, by Herman Kahn. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Published
by Greenwood Publishing Group. Publication date: June 1978. Originally
published in the 1960s, Dr. Kahn faces the grim reality of fighting and
winning a nuclear war. In this book, which is based on his classified
work at the Rand Corporation, he coins the phrase "the grateful dead"
as well as starts the arguments which continue to this day. Now that the
post-Cold War world is less stable than Kahn's two-superpower situation,
if you want to know what the inner circle strategic debate is all about,
read this book.
The book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb
, by Richard Rhodes is highly recommended as the best general history of the Manhattan Project. The book won a Pulitzer Prize.
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