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Coster-Mullen, J. Atom Bombs: The Top Secret Inside Story of Little Boy and Fat Man. The definitive book on the design, implementation and deployment of atom bombs over Hiroshima (Little Boy) and Nagasaki (Fat Man). For questions and ordering information, please contact the author by email .

Albright, J. and Kunstel, M. Bombshell: The Secret Story of America's Unknown Atomic Spy Conspiracy. New York, NY: Random House, 1997.

Badash, L. Scientists and the Development of Nuclear Weapons: From Fission to the Limited Test Ban Treaty 1939-1963. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1995.

Bainbridge, K. Trinity . Los Alamos publication (LA-6300-H), Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1976.

Bernstein, J. and Cassidy, D. Hitler's Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall. Woodbury, NY: AIP Press, 1995.

Bethe, H. A. The Road from Los Alamos. New York: Woodbury, NY: AIP Press, 1991.

Feis, H. The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1966.

Frank, C. (Ed.). Operation Epsilon: The Farm Hall Transcripts. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.

Glasstone, S. and Dolan, P. J. (Eds.). The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1983.

Goudsmit, S. A. Alsos. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1996.

Groves, L. R. Now It Can Be Told: The Story of the Manhattan Project. . Da Capo Press, 1983.

Hacker, B. C. Dragon's Tail: Radiation Safety in the Manhattan Project, 1942-46. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1987.

Hacker, B. C. Elements of Controversy: The Atomic Energy Commission and Radiation Safety in Nuclear Weapons Testing, 1947-1974. Berkeley, CA: University of Califorbnia Press, 1994.

Hoddeson, L.; Henriksen, P. W.; Meade, R. A.; and Westfall, C. L. Critical Assembly. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Holloway, D. Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994.

Kunetka, J. City of Fire: Los Alamos and the Atomic Age, 1943 - 1945. University of New Mexico Press, 1978.

Kusano, N. Atomic Bomb Injuries. Tokyo: Tsukiji Shokan, 1995.

Lindee, M. S. Suffering Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at Hiroshima. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Moss, N. Klaus Fuchs: The Man Who Stole the Atomic Bomb. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.

Rhodes, R. The Making of the Atomic Bomb. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Rhodes, R. Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb. Touchstone Books, 1996.

Schull, W. J. Effects of Atomic Radiation: A Half-Century of Studies from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. New York: Wiley, 1995.

Serber, R. The Los Alamos Primer. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992.

Shroyer, J. Secret Mesa: Inside Los Alamos National Laboratory. New York: Wiley, 1997.

Szasz, F. The Day the Sun Rose Twice. University of New Mexico Press, 1984.

Walker, M. Nazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb. New York: Plenum, 1995.

Weinberg, A. The First Nuclear Era: The Life and Times of a Technological Fixer. Woodbury, NY: AIP Press, 1994.

Welsome, E. The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War. The Dial Press, NY, 1999. New Book

Williams, R. C. Klaus Fuchs, Atom Spy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Wyden, P. Day One: Before Hiroshima and After. Simon and Schuster, 1984.

York, H. F. Arms and the Physicist. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1995.

York, H. F. Making Weapons, Talking Peace: A Physicist's Odyssey from Hiroshima to Geneva. University of California Press, 1997.

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