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    Five Books Related to J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb Project from the Library of Wallace Reed Brode Wallace R. Brode (1900 - 1974) was an American educator and scientist who was the chairman of the National Bureau of Standards (1947 - 1958). The books include:
    Henry D. Smyth Atomic Energy For Military Purposes - A General Account of the Scientific Research and Technical Development That Went into the Making of the Atomic Bombs. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1945), first edition, 264 pages, 8vo (5.75" x 8"), gray cloth, unclipped jacket in protective mylar cover. Signed on the front free endpaper by Norris E. Bradbury, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory 1945 - 1970, J. Robert Oppenheimer the "father of the atomic bomb", and the author. Book in very good condition, jacket missing pieces of spine.
    One World or None edited by Dexter Masters and Katharine Way. (New York: Whittlesey House/McGraw-Hill, 1946), first edition, 79 pages, 4to (8.5" x 11"), soft cover magazine format, very good condition with age toning to pages. This is an early attempt at explaining the new atomic era to the general public.
    United States Atomic Energy Commission In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer - Texts of Principal Documents and Letters of Personnel Security Board, General Manager, Commissioners. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1954), first edition, 67 pages, 8vo (5.75" x 9"), wraps, very good with age toning to cover.
    United States Atomic Energy Commission In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer - Transcript of Hearing Before Personnel Security Board, Washington, D.C. April 12, 1954, through May 6, 1954 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1954), first edition, 992 pages, 8vo (5.75" x 9"), wraps, very good with loose covers, worn spine and soiled covers.
    Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop We Accuse! The Story of the Miscarriage of American Justice in the Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer (New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1954), first printing, 88 pages, 4to (8.5" x 11"), soft cover magazine format, very good condition with slightly age toned pages.


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    October, 2006
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