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Le to build the cobalt bomb no superpower would admit to having created one However it remained a terrifying possibility striking fear into the hearts of people around the world The story of the cobalt bomb is an unwritten chapter of the Cold War but now PD Smith Men Dr Strangelove and the ePUB #10003 reveals the personalities behind this feared technology and shows how the scientists responsible for the twentieth century’s most terrible weapons grew up in a culture dreaming of Men Dr Strangelove and the ePUB #10003 superweapons and Wellsian utopias He argues that in the end the doomsday machine became the ultimate symbol of humanity’s deepest fears about the science of destructio. This book provides an in depth look at the atomic era in American culture It examines scientific and public perception over the years by referencing literature and film Although it is not always the most engaging read sci fi readers will love it's coverage of sci fi history it provides a historical viewpoint not covered in Richard Rhodes' works on this subject Of special enjoyment is the background and analysis of Stanley Kubrick's hit Dr Strangelove Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb long one of my favorite movies

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Doomsday Men Dr Strangelove and the Dream of the SuperweaponThis is the gripping untold story of Dr Strangelove PDFEPUB #232 the doomsday bomb the ultimate weapon of mass destruction In Hungarian born scientist Leo Szilard made a dramatic announcement on American radio science was on the verge of creating a doomsday bomb For the first time in history mankind realized that he had within his grasp a truly God like power the ability to destroy life itself The shockwave from this statement reverberated across the following decade and beyondIf detonated Szilard's doomsday device a huge cobalt clad H bomb would pollute the atmosphere with radioactivity and end all life Doomsday Men PDF or on earth The scientific creators of such apocalyptic weapons. A uniue and well researched work My interest was on the technical side of things initially but Smith's treatment of the Cold War culture soon took over my reason for completing this excellent treatise on the futility of war in the latter half of the 20th century and beyond I realize a lot of my favorite books and films are covered in this book as being iconic representations of the cultural remnants of this period Truly a fascinating addition to any library