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The Advisors: Oppenheimer, Teller, and the Superbomb
The Advisors: Oppenheimer, Teller, and the Superbomb
By Herbert F. York
Freeman, 1976, 175 pp
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A brief, personal history of the secret, intense and fateful American debate over the making of the H-bomb. The author, who has been intimately involved in nuclear matters for three decades, believes that Oppenheimer's opposition to the "superbomb" was correct, and that the decision to proceed was a major missed opportunity for taming the arms race.