Test of Greatness: Britain's Struggle for the Atom Bomb

Test of Greatness Britain s Struggle for the Atom Bomb xv pages SIGNED and dedicated by author on title page illustrated with black and white plates

  • Title: Test of Greatness: Britain's Struggle for the Atom Bomb
  • Author: Brian Cathcart
  • ISBN: 9780719552250
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Test of Greatness: Britain's Struggle for the Atom Bomb

    , xv, 301 pages, SIGNED and dedicated by author on title page, illustrated with black and white plates

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      Published :2018-08-25T14:00:32+00:00

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    1. Jemma

      We're all aware of the arguments for and against, countries such as Britain acquiring nuclear weapons. Whether you believe Britain needed to do this, or that we should never have, this is a fascinating account of what actually happened. We've all heard the story of the Manhattan Project, probably many times but have we heard how Britain actually acquired the technology, after the Americans abruptly stopped sharing information with us. Especially ungrateful, considering that the early work on an [...]

    2. Matt Kuhns

      I enjoyed Test of Greatness, and had no difficulty finishing it, but on balance the book itself was definitely more "good" than "great." Cathcart does a very credible job of conveying difficult technical details, and of weaving these together with political themes, bureaucratic obstacles, and the ever-present constraints on any enterprise in "austerity Britain" (which I would argue is a more compelling theme than the author perhaps realized).On the other hand, at many points throughout the book [...]

    3. Leah G

      The definitive, interesting, and accessible book that explains how and why England got the atom bomb, how things with America didn't really work out as planned, and how the bomb was built and tested. Plus lots of good pictures Cathcart dug up.

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