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A story of Science and War

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Today, I turned the last page of The making of the atomic bomb, an impressive book by Richard Rhodes, so thick that it is almost an encyclopedia. It is a complete chronicle of the development of Physics in the first half of the 20th century, from Rutherford to the Manhattan project and the horrible atomic bombing of Japan. Among its pages, there is no shortage of details about the political and cultural context, the biographies of the main characters and their motivations. Obviously, some knowledge on Physics is required to read the book, but fortunately, you don't have to be an expert on Nuclear Physics to understand the book.