Richard Rhodes
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Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes is the author of 25 works of history, fiction and letters. He's a Kansas native, a father and grandfather. His book The Making of the Atomic Bomb won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award. He lectures widely on subjects related to his books, which run the gamut from nuclear history to the story of mad cow disease to a study of how people become violent to a biography of the 19th-century artist John James Audubon. His latest book is Hell and Good Company, about the people and technologies of the Spanish Civil War. His website is www.RichardRhodes.com.

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    • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    • 25th Anniversary Edition
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 37 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784

    Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow... Grade A+ ... Exceptional.

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-16

    Regular price: $57.95

    • Energy

    • A Human History
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time - wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Does not disappoint.

    • By Parts on 07-22-18

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Dark Sun

    • The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Richard Rhodes
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    The author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb lays bare the secret heart of the Cold War....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged??

    • By Delano on 04-17-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Masters of Death

    • The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    In Masters of Death, Richard Rhodes gives full weight, for the first time, to the Einsatzgruppen's role in the Holocaust....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • People at their worst!

    • By David M. Metz on 10-10-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Hell and Good Company

    • The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Christian Coulson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating history lesson

    • By Ellen on 05-22-15

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Hedy's Folly

    • The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131

    What do Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and your cell phone have in common? The answer is spread-spectrum radio: a revolutionary inven­tion based on the rapid switching of communications sig­nal....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating short bio

    • By Darryl on 09-20-13
    • The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 11-29-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 147 ratings

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Arsenals of Folly

    • The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    In a narrative that moves like a thriller, Rhodes sheds light on the Reagan administration's unprecedented arms buildup in the early 1980s....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • overall outstanding

    • By Thomas on 06-25-09

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Twilight of the Bombs

    • Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    The culminating volume in Richard Rhodes’s monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons, offering the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post-Cold War age....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitive Series ends with warnings but also Hope

    • By Richard on 10-21-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Deadly Feasts

    • Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Richard Rhodes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France....

    Regular price: $13.27

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