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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
Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly - or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than 25 years.
Wow... Grade A+ ... Exceptional.
- By Amazon Customer on 03-15-16
One flaw only
Holter Graham way careful with French name pronunciation, but 10 minitues with a scientist could have kept him from mispronouncing 15 or so names in English. Example: Alfred Nier's name is pronounced "neer" not "nire". Very annoying.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Stupid White Men...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
- By: Michael Moore
- Narrated by: Arte Johnson
- Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
The polls indicate that 60 percent of Americans are "upset or angry" about this land in which we now live - a land where crooked courts select the president and money rules the day. If you're feeling the same way, here's the book for you. Michael Moore, the award-winning provocateur behind Roger & Me, returns to size up the new century - and that big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men.
Frustrated: oversimplifing and diluting of issues
- By Irene on 07-03-04
Stupid white stars
The two white stars in the average rating are probably a reflection of political views. This is a great book.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful