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Stalin and the bomb : the Soviet Union and atomic energy, 1939-1956

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      Tifton-Tift County Public Library
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  • ISBN: 0300060564
  • ISBN: 9780300060560
  • Physical Description: xvi, 464 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
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  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1994.

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Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. Ioffe's Institute -- 2. Nuclear Prehistory -- 3. Reacting to Fission -- 4. Making a Decision -- 5. Getting Started -- 6. Hiroshima -- 7. The Post-Hiroshima Project -- 8. The Premises of Policy -- 9. The Atomic Industry -- 10. The Atomic Bomb -- 11. War and the Atomic Bomb -- 12. The War of Nerves -- 13. Dangerous Relations -- 14. The Hydrogen Bomb -- 15. After Stalin -- 16. The Atom and Peace.
Summary, etc.: This magisterial history throws light on Soviet policy at the height of the Cold War, illuminates a central but hitherto secret element of the Stalinist system, and puts into perspective the tragic legacy of this program - today environmental damage, a network of secret cities, and a huge stockpile of unwanted weapons.
Subject: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Nuclear weapons History
Sowjetunion
Soviet Union Foreign relations
Kernwaffe
Wapenproductie
Kernwapens
Bewapeningswedloop
Science and state Soviet Union History
Nuclear energy Research Soviet Union History
Nuclear weapons Government policy Soviet Union History
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