Top 10 books on Hanford – Week 6


Our recommendation for this week is – ‘Working on the Bomb: An Oral History of World War II Hanford’.


Author: S. L. Sanger

Originally published: 1995

The book, published in 1995 presents a history of the design, construction, and operation of the United States’ top-secret plutonium manufacturing project in Hanford, Washington during World War II. Using over 50 personal recollections and first-hand accounts, the author conveys the role that Hanford played in the success of the Manhattan Project. The book also helps to document emotions and opinions concerning the atomic bomb and the war among many participants, from top scientists to construction workers. In addition, two guest experts comment on Hanford’s evolution and development since 1945.

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