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The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people...
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Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust
by Richard Rhodes
In Masters of Death, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rhodes gives full weight, for the first time, to the Einsatzgruppen’s role in the Holocaust. These “special task forces,” organized by Heinrich Himmler to follow the German army as it advanced into eastern Poland and Russia, were the agents of the first phase of the Final...
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Energy: A Human History
by Richard Rhodes
Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time—wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond.People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power and declined, all over energy challenges....
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership
Dark Sun: The Making Of The Hydrogen Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former...
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Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
by Richard Rhodes
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible. Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
A Hole in the World: An American Boyhood
by Richard Rhodes
In his powerful and tragic childhood memoir, Richard Rhodes offers reflections on the physical and emotional abuse he and his older brother faced at the hands of their cruel stepmother and negligent father. This is a book that unmasks the lasting effects of child abuse—the denial and emotional displacement that survivors experience...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Sex & Erotica
Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farm
by Richard Rhodes
Farm lyrically recounts a year in the lives of Tom and Sally Bauer, solid Midwesterners who work the bottomlands of the Missouri River to grow "a harvest few city people could have identified ... the foundation of their diet, the principal food plant of the Western world": corn. The two rise before dawn in all kinds of weather, tending...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
The Ungodly
by Richard Rhodes
"In the year 1846," The Ungodly begins, "men took their families west to California and a new life. The families of the Donner Party went among them." Received with critical acclaim and long out of print, this first novel of the infamous covered-wagon pioneers who were caught in the high Sierra by early snow and forced eventually to...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made
by Richard Rhodes
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning and bestselling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, “The most extraordinary book about the Spanish Civil War ever encountered” (The Washington Post).The Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Joan...
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How to Write: Advice and Reflections
by Richard Rhodes
Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to articulate: How do I dare write? Where do I begin? What do I do with this story I have to tell that fills and breaks my heart? Rich...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
Arsenals of Folly
by Richard Rhodes
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War.In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union came within minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launched a campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, setting the stage for the 1986 Reykjavik...
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The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons (The...
by Richard Rhodes
The culminating volume in Richard Rhodes’s monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons, offering the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post–Cold War age.The past twenty years have transformed our relationship with nuclear weapons drastically. With extraordinary depth of knowledge and understanding...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Deadly Feasts: Tracking The Secrets Of A Terrifying New Plague
by Richard Rhodes
In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France—and that has already been traced to food animals in the United States. In...
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Making Love: An Erotic Odyssey
by Richard Rhodes
A brilliant and illuminating exploration of one man's sexual odyssey, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb and A Hole in the World . Making Love marks the first time a major author has written with such unapologetic candor of his most intimate experiences, fantasies, and thoughts. From his...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Sex & Erotica
John James Audubon: The Making of an American
by Richard Rhodes
John James Audubon came to America as a dapper eighteen-year-old eager to make his fortune. He had a talent for drawing and an interest in birds, and he would spend the next thirty-five years traveling to the remotest regions of his new country–often alone and on foot–to render his avian subjects on paper. The works of art he created...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
Why They Kill: The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist
by Richard Rhodes
Why do some men, women and even children assault, batter, rape, mutilate and murder? In his stunning new book, the Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Rhodes provides a startling and persuasive answer.Why They Killexplores the discoveries of a maverick American criminologist, Dr. Lonnie Athens -- himself the child of a violent family -- which...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
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