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Copyright © 1986 by Richard Rhodes All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. First Touchstone Edition, 1988. Published by Simon & Schuster, Inc., Simon & Schuster Building, Rockefeller Center, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. TOUCHSTONE and colophon are registered trademarks of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Designed by Eve Kirch. Picture editor: Vincent Virga. Man-factured in the United States of America
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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Rhodes, Richard. The making of the atomic bomb Bibliography: p. Includes index.
1. Atomic bomb-History. 1. Title QC773.R46 1986 623.4'5119'09 86-15445 ISBN 0-671-44133-7
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