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Atomic Fragments: A Daughter's Questions

Mary Palevsky


More than most of us, this book's author needed to come to terms with the moral complexities of the atomic bomb: Her parents worked on its development during World War II and were profoundly changed by that experience. After they died, unanswered questions sent their daughter on a search for understanding. This chronicle is the story of that quest. It takes the author, and us, on a journey into the minds, memories, and emotions of the bomb builders. Scientists Hans Bethe, Edward Teller, Joseph Rotblat, Herbert York, Philip Morrison, and Robert Wilson, and philosopher David Hawkins responded to ... More

Keywords: atomic bomb, World War II, bomb builders, scientists, morality, memories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520220553
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520220553.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Palevsky, author