Dark Sun - the making of the hydrogen bomb
Like Rhodes's previous book, 'The Making of the Atomic Bomb', Dark Sun is a meticulously documented gripping story that provides parallel coverage of U.S. and Russian efforts to create the hydrogen bomb, resulting in the nuclear arms race. Using declassified U.S. material and recently released KGB espionage documents, Rhodes provides a clear picture of U.S. research efforts from the late 1940s through the early 1950s and the nearly direct transfer of these results to the major Soviet research establishments through the efforts of Klaus Fuchs, the Rosenbergs, and many others. Even more fascinating is Rhodes's treatment of the role of the Strategic Air Command in the military mentality of the 1960s. With the conclusion of the Cold War, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and the current American concern about downsizing the military, there is much in this book worth serious consideration. You will not find a more accurate and well documented book about the history of thermonuclear weapons. A must read for anyone fascinated with the history of Nuclear Weapons.
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