Atomic quest : a personal narrative / Arthur Holly Compton.


New York : Oxford University Press, 1956.

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Subjects Atomic bomb.
Nuclear energy -- History.
Nuclear energy.
Description 370 pages, [3] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Copyright Date 1956.
Notes Includes index.
Also issued online.
Contents Vision. How the scientists became aware that the atom holds energy that man can use and how, concerned for the nation's safety, they persuaded the government to support an all-out effort to release this energy. -- Faith. The achievement of the first controlled release of atomic power. -- Work. A strange team of military men, captains of industry, scientists, engineers, and competent laborers performs the titanic task of forging three atomic bombs. -- Choice. The heart-searching decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan and the consequences of this action. -- Hope. Prospects regarding war, peace, and freedom. An analysis of the military and social consequences of the release of the atom's energy, and a discussion of the future of freedom from a Christian's point of view.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)173307
(OCoLC)ocm00173307
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WorldCat Identities Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
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