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Churchill's bomb : a hidden history of Britain's first nuclear weapons programme

Farmelo, Graham2014
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'Churchill's Bomb' reveals a new aspect of the great Prime Minister's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Graham Farmelo, the author of the celebrated and prize-winning biography of Paul Dirac, argues that Churchill was far more interested in science that he appeared. He made brave efforts to understand the exciting and sinister new world opened up by quantum physics in the 1920s and 30s, and wrote repeatedly about the coming of unimaginably dangerous new explosives.
Imprint:
London : Faber & Faber, 2014.
Collation:
xiv, 554 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2013.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780571249794 (pbk)
Local class:
B/CHUR
Language:
English
BRN:
3591871
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