Racing For The Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, The Manhattan Projects Indispensable Man Robert S. Norris

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Racing For The Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, The Manhattan Projects Indispensable Man  by  Robert S. Norris

Racing For The Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, The Manhattan Projects Indispensable Man by Robert S. Norris
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In the fall of 1942, when given the job of managing the building of the atomic bomb, then-Colonel Leslie R. Groves was a career officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Racing for the Bomb tells the gripping story of how Groves -- more than anyMoreIn the fall of 1942, when given the job of managing the building of the atomic bomb, then-Colonel Leslie R. Groves was a career officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Racing for the Bomb tells the gripping story of how Groves -- more than any single scientist -- was crucial to the Manhattan Projects success.Driving manufacturers, construction crews, scientists, industrialists, bureaucrats, and Army Air Corps pilots to generate the capital, materials, and plans needed for the project, Groves also orchestrated solutions to thousands of technical problems.

Robert Norris portrays Groves at center stage making nearly every key decision to build, test, and use the bomb.



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