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Cardinal Choices: Presidential Science Advising from the Atomic Bomb to SDI a Twentieth Century Fund Book

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In 1939, physicist Leo Szilard worked desperately to convince the U.S. government to build an atomic bomb. It was Szilard who drafted the famous letter to President Roosevelt, signed by Albert Einstein, on the need to beat Germany in the race for nuclear weapons. But by 1942, with the Manhattan project underway, he already feared that the bomb had taken on a life of its own. Those "who originated the work on this terrible weapon," he argued, had the responsibility to see that it was used "at the proper time and in the ...

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Cardinal Choices: Presidential Science Advising from the Atomic Bomb to SDI a Twentieth Century Fund Book
1992, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195072105

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