The personal stories behind the development of the world s first nuclear bomb drop.
Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, writer, and broadcaster who lives in London. She is the author of THE ROAD TO CULLODEN MOOR; A FIRST RATE TRAGEDY- ROBERT FALCON SCOTT AND THE RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE; THE BOXER REBELLION and WILFUL MURDER- THE SINKING OF THE LUSITANIA.
"The great, enthralling story of the race to build the bomb is often as complicated and full of twists as nuclear physics itself. . . ." -Joseph Kanon, author of Los Alamos"Preston's revelatory history is rich in telling moments, powerful personalities, intense confrontations, and indelible images of the devastation delivered by nuclear weapons."-Booklist"What Preston does better than any other writer is to capture the human aspects of the frankly exciting race to create a nuclear weapon . . ."-Chicago Sun-Times"From the Trade Paperback edition."