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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 1,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781

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.

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

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-16

One flaw only

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Reviewed: 11-07-17

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.

Spectacular story.

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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrated: oversimplifing and diluting of issues

  • By Irene on 07-03-04

Stupid white stars

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-03

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