How to Make an Atomic Bomb in Your Own Kitchen (Well, Practically!)

New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., 1951. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.75 inches. 191, [1] pages. DJ worn, torn, soiled, and chipped. Front board weak with tears at seam. Missing front fep. Gift inscription [not from author] on the half-title. Inscription reads 2/11/97 To Vic Reis--Who's always cooking up something! Happy Birthday Mauri & Betty Katz. Contents include Introduction, Atomic Energy is Your Baby--But Do You Know What You've Got?; Matter, Molecules and Mystery; Molecules in Action; The Atom, Like Your Cousin Bob, is Relatively Simple; Let's Make Gold and Get Rich!; Things That are the Same, Only Different; Surprising Behavior of Neutrons and Protons; You Become an Atomic Scientist--Junior Grade; How Radioactive Isotopes are Changing History; Atoms that Die and Leave a Message; A Master Magician and Some Major Mysteries; Uranium Pile: Round 1--We Come Out Fighting; Uranium Pile Round 2--Groggy but Game; Uranium Pile Round 3--Winner and New Champion--That's You Brother!; Out-of-this-World Energy; Civil Defense--You Do or Your Die!; and The Future. There are a List of Elements and a Bibliography. Includes some chapter summaries and questions and answers. Bob Bale was head of The Bob Bale Institute of Personal Development and was formerly Director of Dramatics, Music, and Radio Extension at Mercer University. During WWII he was a radio operation in a B-25 and later was writer, produced, director and actor on war bond tours, recruiting drives, and radio shows in Hollywood and overseas for the Armed Forces Radio Services, In 1952 he did a series of Human Relations presentations over WOR-TV, New York under the title The Bob Bale Show. Victor Herbert Reis (born 11 February 1935) is a technologist and former U.S. government official, best known as the architect and original sponsor of the U.S. nuclear Stockpile Stewardship Program and its associated Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI), which resulted in the creation of several new generations of government-sponsored supercomputers. Reis was Assistant Director for National Security and Space in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, 1981–1983. Leaving government, he became senior vice president for strategic planning at the Science Applications International Corp., 1983–1989. He then returned to government as, first, Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), 1989–1990; then that agency's Director, 1990–1991; and subsequently Director of Defense Research and Engineering at the U.S. Department of Defense. Reis served as Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs in the U.S. Department of Energy from 1993 to 1999, where he led the development of the DOE's Stockpile Stewardship Program, which was formally established by the 1994 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 103-160). After the U.S. moratorium on nuclear testing in 1992, Reis was among the first to recognize the need for a new, formal program in maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, replacing data formerly obtained by testing with data from supercomputer simulation and small-scale non-nuclear experiments. In 2005, he became senior advisor in the Office of the Secretary, Department of Energy. Reis was also a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the U.S. Strategic Command. Maurice "Mauri" Katz earned his undergraduate and masters degrees as well as his doctorate from Columbia University. He worked as a nuclear physicist at Los Alamos Laboratory in the 1960s. Mauri also spent time with IBM in Switzerland, the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. as well as with the State Department in Vienna, Austria. Condition: Fair / Fair.

Keywords: Vic Reis, Mauri Katz, Atomic Bomb, Nuclear Energy, H-Bomb, Uranium, Chain Reaction, Atom Smashing, Radioactive Isotopes, Civil Defense, Survival, Cyclotron, Half-Life, U-238, Atomic Energy

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