A prominent member of the Manhattan Project, Robert Serber was one of a team of scientists who assembled the bombs on Tinina Island for transport to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He was also one of the first Americans to walk among the Japanese ruins after the catastrophe. This revealing self portrait is the story of Serber's life before, during, and after World War II.
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He reveals that the concept of the thermonuclear bomb was already on the drawing board by July of 1942, when Edward Teller suggested it in a meeting and everyone promptly turned to the new problem--despite the fact that the atomic bomb had not yet been built.| Read Full Review of Peace and War