Item #1346 Atomic Energy for Military Purposes: The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb under the Auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945. Henry DeWolf Smyth.
Atomic Energy for Military Purposes: The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb under the Auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945
Atomic Energy for Military Purposes: The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb under the Auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945
Atomic Energy for Military Purposes: The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb under the Auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945
First Book Appearance of the Smyth Report on the Manhattan Project

Atomic Energy for Military Purposes: The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb under the Auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1945. First edition. Black and white photographic plates. Original cloth over boards. Octavo. [xii], 264 pages. Bound in salmon-colored cloth over boards with spine stamped in maroon. Small date "10/2/45" at top fore corner of front free endpaper. Faint scattered foxing to endpapers. Jacket has a few small unobtrusive stains, extremity rubs, and other slight wear. Original $2.00 jacket price remains intact at top of front flap. Overall fine in a near fine dust jacket.

This is the first published appearance of the Smyth Report, following very small mimeograph and lithoprint versions circulated internally for corrections and additions. This Princeton University edition precedes by a week or two the Government Printing Office edition in plain brown printed covers. See "The 'Smyth Report': a Descriptive Check List," prepared by Earle E. Coleman.

Includes a section of black and white photographs showing the Manhattan Project's plants at Oak Ridge, TN and Hanford, WA as well as a series of four images of the first atomic bomb test in New Mexico.

An historically significant report on the harnessing of nuclear power, and a remarkable account compiled by those involved.

Ref. COLEMAN 4.


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