Review: The Making of the Atomic Bomb

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A Superfluous Man

I will monitor my Amazon Associates account today–if at least one Reader does not buy a copy of this fine book, I will have indisputably proven my superfluity.

TitleThe Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes

Date: January 22, 2013 (#3)

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Our astute Readers will note that fifteen days passed in the reading of this 896-page behemoth. Allow me to deploy all the most hackneyed New York Times book review clichés at the start to prevent your being put off by this book’s length:

  • Page turner!
  • Can’t put it down!
  • It’s no doorstop!
  • Engrossing…erudite…an instant classic!

The Making of the Atomic Bomb has gone through several editions since its initial publication and currently is available in its 25th anniversary edition, including a new preface by the author. I realize that I lightly toss around words like “seminal” and “

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