The Resource Stalin and the bomb : the Soviet Union and atomic energy, 1939-1956, David Holloway

Stalin and the bomb : the Soviet Union and atomic energy, 1939-1956, David Holloway

Label
Stalin and the bomb : the Soviet Union and atomic energy, 1939-1956
Title
Stalin and the bomb
Title remainder
the Soviet Union and atomic energy, 1939-1956
Statement of responsibility
David Holloway
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In engrossing detail, David Holloway tells us how Stalin launched a crash atomic program only after the Americans bombed Hiroshima and showed that the bomb could be built; how the information handed over to the Soviets by Klaus Fuchs helped in the creation of their bomb; how the scientific intelligentsia, which included such men as Andrei Sakharov, interacted with the police apparatus headed by the suspicious and menacing Lavrentii Beria; what steps Stalin took to counter U.S. atomic diplomacy; how the nuclear project saved Soviet physics and enabled it to survive as an island of intellectual autonomy in a totalitarian society; and what happened when, after Stalin's death, Soviet scientists argued that a nuclear war might extinguish all life on earth
  • This magisterial history throws light on Soviet policy at the height of the Cold War, illuminates a central but hitherto secret element of the Stalinist system, and puts into perspective the tragic legacy of this program - today environmental damage, a network of secret cities, and a huge stockpile of unwanted weapons
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holloway, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA770
LC item number
.H632 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear energy
  • Science and state
  • Bewapeningswedloop
  • Kernwapens
  • Wapenproductie
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Science and state
  • Bewapeningswedloop
  • Kernwapens
  • Wapenproductie
  • Kernwaffe
  • Atomare Rüstung
  • Kernenergie
  • Kernwaffe
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Sowjetunion
  • Sowjetunion
Label
Stalin and the bomb : the Soviet Union and atomic energy, 1939-1956, David Holloway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ioffe's Institute -- 2. Nuclear Prehistory -- 3. Reacting to Fission -- 4. Making a Decision -- 5. Getting Started -- 6. Hiroshima -- 7. The Post-Hiroshima Project -- 8. The Premises of Policy -- 9. The Atomic Industry -- 10. The Atomic Bomb -- 11. War and the Atomic Bomb -- 12. The War of Nerves -- 13. Dangerous Relations -- 14. The Hydrogen Bomb -- 15. After Stalin -- 16. The Atom and Peace
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 464 pages
Isbn
9780300060560
Lccn
94008216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29911222
  • (OCoLC)ocm29911222
Label
Stalin and the bomb : the Soviet Union and atomic energy, 1939-1956, David Holloway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ioffe's Institute -- 2. Nuclear Prehistory -- 3. Reacting to Fission -- 4. Making a Decision -- 5. Getting Started -- 6. Hiroshima -- 7. The Post-Hiroshima Project -- 8. The Premises of Policy -- 9. The Atomic Industry -- 10. The Atomic Bomb -- 11. War and the Atomic Bomb -- 12. The War of Nerves -- 13. Dangerous Relations -- 14. The Hydrogen Bomb -- 15. After Stalin -- 16. The Atom and Peace
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 464 pages
Isbn
9780300060560
Lccn
94008216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29911222
  • (OCoLC)ocm29911222

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