New York: Wm. H. Wise & Co., Inc., 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover, cloth cover. 224 pages. Decorative cover. Illustrated endpapers. Color frontispiece. Illustrations. Index. Wise and Company promotional postcard still affixed after page 224. Pages slightly darkened, boards & spine somewhat scuffed & faded. Task Force One (TF 1) was organized on 11 January 1946. It followed the basic principles employed during World War II to develop amphibious task forces, but incorporated needs of the scientific program. The joint task force staff comprised Army, Navy, and civilian scientific personnel. This joint staff maintained liaison with the War and Navy Departments, the Manhattan Engineer District, and other government agencies. Commander Joint Task Force 1 [CJTF 1] maintained liaison with two boards of special interest, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Evaluation Board and the President's Evaluation Commission. The Evaluation Board was to advise CJTF 1 during preparation for the tests and evaluate test results. The Evaluation Commission was to cooperate with the War and Navy Departments in conducting the tests, and to undertake a study of the tests and to submit its observations to the President along with findings, conclusions, and recommendations. JTF 1 was subdivided into eight task groups, each of which performed some specific function. Task Group 1.1 (Technical Group); Task Group 1.2 (Target Vessel Group); Task Group 1.3 (Transport Group); Task Group 1.4 (Army Ground Group); Task Group 1.5 (Army Air Group); Task Group 1.6 (Navy Air Group); Task Group 1.7 (Destroyer Surface Patrol Group); and Task Group 1.8 (Service Group).
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Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1977. Third Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. , 653 pages. Inscribed by Samuel Glasstone on the fep, "in memory of Bob--and in appreciation of the willing help he always gave me. Samuel Glasstone April 1978. Illustrations. Footnotes. Figures. Charts. Tables. Glossary. Index. The Effects Computer is PRESENT. Samuel Glasstone (May 3, 1897 – Nov. 16, 1986) authored over 40 textbooks on physical chemistry, reaction rates, nuclear weapons effects, nuclear reactor engineering, Mars, space sciences, the environmental effects of nuclear energy and nuclear testing. One reviewer describes Glasstone as "perhaps one of the best technical writers of the last century." Samuel Glasstone was born on May 3, 1897. He received two doctorates (Ph.D. and D.Sc.), in chemistry at London University. Glasstone discovered the C–H···O interaction in 1937. Perhaps his best-known book, co-authored with Philip J. Dolan, was The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, which came out in three editions between 1950 and 1977 (originally titled The Effects of Atomic Weapons). The book, published by the US government, is considered one of the most authoritative texts on the effects of nuclear explosions. One of his other popular books was The Sourcebook on Atomic Energy, published in 1950, and translated in many countries. The purpose of this book is to describe the different forms in which the energy of a nuclear explosion are released, to explain how they are propagated, and to show how they may affect people (and other living organisms) and materials.
Albuquerque, NM: Sandia National Laboratories, 2002. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. xviii, 262 pages. Inscribed by the author and dated on fep. Minor corner bumps and dings to cover. Minor marks and soiling at the bottom edge. Abbreviations & Acronyms. Illustrations (some in color). References. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Charles Loeber spent over 40 years in the Nuclear Weapons Complex (NWC), which includes 18 years with the Department of Energy (DOE) as a Program Manager, and 10 years with Sandia National Labs. In 1991, as the Cold War was ending, Charles was asked to manage the DOE's Nonnuclear Reconfiguration Program where he was responsible for closing sites that brought the NWC to its current size. Charles retired from the DOE in 1994 and then joined Sandia where he helped establish their neutron generator production capability. He is a past-President of the National Atomic Museum Foundation. He also served as the Project Manager to build the new National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, which opened in 2009. In 1998 he began to capture this story in writing. He finished this manuscript in 2001 and donated it to Sandia as a public service. In 2002, Sandia decided to publish this work and make it available for training at the Lab. They also made it available to the public.
Washington DC: Department of the Army, 1973. First Edition thus, later (1975) printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11 inches. Three-hole punched and staplebound. 80 pages. Illustrations (graphs, nomograms, diagrams, formulae). References. Cover has some wear and soiling. A few pencil marks noted inside. This manual supersedes TM 3-210, 3 December 1967, including all changes. Its contents address Introduction to Fallout Prediction, Detailed Fallout Prediction, Simplified Fallout Predictions, Fallout Prediction for Atomic Demolition Munitions, Friendly Nuclear Strike Warning Message, and References. This manual provides guidance in the preparation of detailed and simplified fallout predictions to commanders of all echelons within the Army and provides procedural guidance for those persons operating the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Element (CBRE). The material in this manual is applicable to nuclear warfare conditions. This manual is in consonance with the international standardization agreements (STANAG) referenced within this manual. The need for a fallout prediction system stems form the large-area radiological contamination hazard that can develop from fallout-producing nuclear detonations. This large-area hazard is capable of producing mass casualties is its presence is not detected or if commanders at all echelons do not understand its effects and take action to minimize these effects. Thus, fallout has a considerable impact on military planning and operations.
Washington DC: United States Army, c1975. Presumed First Edition, First issuance thus. Clears plastic/vinyl sheet with printing on one side only. Overall dimensions: 40 inches long by 23½ inches wide. RARE surviving copy of this map overlay. This has been folded and refolded. There has been some transfer of printing to otherwise clear portions of the plastic sheet. Information is presented in red, purple, orange, yellow, blue and black colors. Scale is 1:250,000 kilometers and 1 to 50,000 kilometers. Show yields of 2kt, 5kt, 30kt, 100kt, 300kt and 1MT. On the right side is a yield scale for 150kt to 1 MT. To its left is another scale, in KM from 4 to 1000 with a designation of DWD at the top. Further to its left is a smaller scale in KM from 8 to 160 with the designation of EWS at the top. The ABC-M5A2 radiological fallout predictor is a transparent device used to outline the zones of hazard resulting from surface bursts for preselected yield groups. The ABC-M5A2 fallout predictor is composed of two simplified predictors and a nomogram for determining the downwind distance of Zone I. One simplified predictor is drawn to a scale of 1: 50,000; the other predictor is drawn to a scale of 1: 250,000. This predictor contains six preselected yield groups (A, B, C, D, E and F). All you need to know to use this is: Wind speed and direction, location of ground zero and actual (or estimated with your ABC-M4A1) yield of the nuclear weapon. This overlay is used for surface or low air burst weapons.
New York: Henry Holt and Company [A John Macrae Book], 2002. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 448,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Black mark on top edge. Gregg Herken is an American historian and museum curator who is Professor Emeritus of modern American diplomatic History at the University of California, Merced, whose scholarship mostly concerns the history of the development of atomic energy and the Cold War. In 1969, Herken received a B.A. from University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1974, he received a Ph.D. in modern American diplomatic history from Princeton University. Herken held teaching positions at California State University, San Luis Obispo, Oberlin College, Yale University, and California Institute of Technology, and was a Fulbright-Hays senior research scholar at Lund University. During 1988–2003 he was senior historian and curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He also served on the U.S. government's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments during 1994–95. In 2003, Herken's book Brotherhood of the Bomb, for which he received a MacArthur Grant to write, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history.
London: Odhams Press Limited, 1956. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hard cover. 208 pages. Frontispiece. Illustrations. Foreword by Commander W. L. King. DJ, in a plastic sleeve attached to boards, has wear, tears, soiling and chips. Some page discoloration noted. Slightly cocked. Contents include Introduction; "Report to Fort Blockhouse"; War Declared; First Patrol; The sea and the enemy; We Penetrate Oslo Fjord; Away Boarding Part!;' Mediterranean-bound; I Join Truant; Torpedoes and gun; The Beacon; Five days in Cairo; Across the Western Ocean; Trapped!; Truant heads Eastward Ho!; H.M. Submarine Thrasher; Two V.C.s for Thrasher; You'll never live to spend it!"; Medway's last voyage; Homeward bound; The George Cross Island; Reflections; Back to General Service; The other side of the Picture; and Postscript. This book has also been described as the Wartime Adventures of a Submarine Stoker. Never for a second does the author relax his grip on the imagination as he recalls the cool audacity of surface gun actions against enemy convoys on the high seas; Sydney Hart has written a worthy monument to the British submariner's simple devotion to duty. His book may well rank as a classic of its kind.
Bethesda, MD: National Imagery and Mapping Agency, 2001. Edition 1 [stated]. Single sheet, printed on one side. Format is approximately 56 inches by 40 inches. NSN 7641014867735. NIMA Ref No NTTRC01. Scale is 1:250.000. Nevada Test and Training Range Chart (NTTRC) Edition 1 will supersede Nellis AFB Range Chart (NRC) Edition 4. Originally compiled 1982, Revised July 2001. The North American Datum 1983 (NAD 83) and the World Geodetic System 1984 Datum (WGSD 84) are equivalent for Mapping, Charting, and Navigation at this scale. Folded so that there are four by four panels on the map side. Lengthy legend and technical information on the length of the left side. The Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) is one of two military training areas at the Nellis Air Force Base Complex in Nevada and used by the USAF Warfare Center at Nellis AFB. The NTTR land area includes a "simulated Integrated Air Defense System", several individual ranges with 1200 targets, and 4 remote communication sites. The current NTTR area and the range's former areas have been used for aerial gunnery and bombing, for nuclear tests, as a proving ground and flight test area, for aircraft control and warning, and for Blue Flag, Green Flag, and Red Flag exercises. The Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR) range operations transferred to the 99th Range Group at the end of the Cold War (the range received various Radar Bomb Scoring electronic systems from Strategic Training Ranges, e.g., Nellis had 5 AN/MSQ-77s by 1994). In 1999 the unused portion of the original Tonopah Bombing Range was redesignated a Formerly Used Defense Site. In 2001, NAFR was renamed the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR).
Cape Canaveral, Florida: United States Postal Service, 1962. Presumed one of multiple originals issued, uniquely signed. Envelope. Format is approximately 6.5 inches by 3.75 inches. This was issued in Cape Canaveral, Florida on February 20 1962 at 3:30 p.m. This is signed by J H Glenn Jr. on the upper left corner. This envelope may be unique and it certainly is RARE, in that is does not have the graphic and text in color on the left side showing Astronaut Glenn in his space helmet and the Mercury-Atlas rocket lifting off with day of launch and first day of issue text. The left side is unadorned (that is blank). John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was a U. S. Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, and politician. He was the third American in space, and the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. After retiring from NASA, he served from 1974 to 1999 as a Democratic United States Senator from Ohio. Glenn was a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II, and Korean War. He shot down three MiG-15s, and was awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1957, he made the first supersonic transcontinental flight across the United States. He was one of the Mercury Seven, military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA as the nation's first astronauts. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1962, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. Aged 77, Glenn flew on Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-95 mission, making him the oldest person to enter Earth orbit, and the only person to fly in both the Mercury and the Space Shuttle programs.
New Concord. OH: United States Postal Service, 1962. Presumed one of multiple originals issued, uniquely signed. Post Card with illustration on one side and stamp and writing space on the other side. Format is approximately 6.375 inches by 3.5 inches. RARE TRIPLE SIGNED POSTCARD. One side is fully illustrated, stating New Concord, Ohio Home of John H. Glenn, Jr. Lt Col USMC with images of the Mercury - Atlas blasting off, Lt. Col. Glenn in the space helmet; the outline of Ohio with an arrow pointing to the location of New Concord, an image of the globe with three orbital tracks, and an image of the space capsule in the water with the recovery vessel, the USS Noah, a destroyer, approaching it. This side is signed between his name in red letters and the outline of Ohio by J. H. Glenn Jr. The other side has the 4 cent Project Mercury stamp canceled with a stamp saying Home of Astronaut Glenn. This was issued in New Concord, Ohio on June 7, 1962 at 2 p.m. There is an address sticker for the recipient on the bottom right side. On the left side are the signatures of John H. Glenn Sr and Clara Glenn, the astronaut's parents!!! Astronaut Glenn returned to his home town and was given a welcoming parade on March 3, 1962, so this first day of issuance of this specially illustrated postcard was several months after his initial return to his home town and also several months after the February 20, 1962 first day of issue cover of the Project Mercury stamp from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Research up to the time of cataloguing this item has failed to identify any other items triple signed by Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr and his father John H. Glenn, Sr. and his mother Clara Glenn. This may be a unique surviving artifact.
Stamford, Connecticut: The Overbrook Press, 1941. Limited Edition, one of only 350 copies printed. Hardcover. , 54,  pages. Frontispiece. Minor wear and soiling noted. Contents include The Chautauqua Period, An Address by Arthur E. Bestor President of the Chautauqua Institution; The Chicago Period, an Address by James R. Angell President Emeritus of Yale University; The Minnesota Period, An address by Guy Stanton Ford, President of the University of Minnesota; The Rockefeller Foundation Period, an Address by John D. Rockefeller, Jr; A Tribute by Wallace Notestein, Sterling Professor of English History, Yale University and My Dean by Harry Hansen, Book Reviewer of the New York World-Telegram. The Rockefeller Foundation is the second-oldest major philanthropic institution in America, after the Carnegie Corporation, the foundation's impact on philanthropy in general has been profound. It has supported United Nations programs throughout its history, such as the recent First Global Forum On Human Development, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1999. The early institutions it set up have served as models for current organizations: the UN's World Health Organization, set up in 1948, is modeled on the International Health Division; the U.S. Government's National Science Foundation (1950) on its approach in support of research, scholarships and institutional development; and the National Institute of Health (1950) imitated its longstanding medical programs.
Washington DC: John Glenn, Jr. One of multiple originals, but uniquely signed. Photograph [Framed]. Image is approximately 8 inches by 10 inches. The Capitol building is on the left side (and may be a 'stock' shot) and Senator Glenn is prominent in the center and right foreground. He is in a civilian suit. In the sky above his head he has written Best regards--J H Glenn, Jr. John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was an American aviator in the United States Marine Corps, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. He was the third American in space, and the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. After retiring from NASA, he served from 1974 to 1999 as a Democratic United States Senator from Ohio. Before joining NASA, Glenn was a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II, Chinese Civil War and Korean War. He shot down three MiG-15s, and was awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1957, he made the first supersonic transcontinental flight across the United States. He was one of the Mercury Seven, military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA as the nation's first astronauts. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission, becoming the first American to orbit the Earth. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1962, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. Aged 77, Glenn flew on Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-95 mission, making him the oldest person to enter Earth orbit, and the only person to fly in both the Mercury and the Space Shuttle programs.
New York: The Free Press, 1987. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 257,  pages. Includes A Personal Note About War. Notes. Index. Signed by the author on the fep. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Edward Teller (January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist who is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb" (see the Teller–Ulam design). Born in Hungary in 1908, Teller emigrated to the United States in the 1930s. He made numerous contributions to nuclear and molecular physics, spectroscopy (in particular the Jahn–Teller and Renner–Teller effects), and surface physics. In 1953, along with Nicholas Metropolis, Arianna Rosenbluth, Marshall Rosenbluth, and his wife Augusta Teller, Teller co-authored a paper that is a standard starting point for the applications of the Monte Carlo method to statistical mechanics. Teller was an early member of the Manhattan Project, charged with developing the first atomic bomb. He co-founded the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and was both its director and associate director for many years. Teller continued to find support from the U.S. government and military research establishment, particularly for his advocacy for nuclear energy development, a strong nuclear arsenal, and a vigorous nuclear testing program. Teller became especially known for his advocacy of technological solutions to both military and civilian problems, including a plan to excavate an artificial harbor using thermonuclear explosive in what was called Project Chariot, and the Strategic Defense Initiative. Teller was a recipient of numerous awards, including the Enrico Fermi Award and Albert Einstein Award.
White Sands Missile Range: United States Army, White Sands Missile Range, Public Affairs Office, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Booklet. Format is approximately 7 inches by 8.5 inches. Unpaginated (16 pages plus covers). Illustrations. Reading List. Illustrated front and back covers. Inside the back cover is a drawing of the patch which was issued to military personnel who participated in the Manhattan Project. This provides an overview of the Trinity Site and the first atomic test event. Major headings are: Radiation at Trinity Site; Typical radiation exposures for Americans; Trinity Site National Historic Landmark, with subsections on The Manhattan Project, The Theory, Building a test site, Jumbo, Bomb Assembly, The test, After the explosion, It's the Schmidt house, and Afterwards. There is also a brief section on the White Sands Missile Range. Laid in is a single sheet approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches printed on one side presenting the Entry Rules, of which there are thirteen numbered items (numbers 10 to 13 are not technically a rules but guidance and direction). The sheet has been folded in half to fit inside the booklet.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 296 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Gerald Edward "Jerry" Miller (July 1, 1919 – November 6, 2014) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy. He was a commander of the United States Sixth Fleet (from October 1971 – June 1973). He graduated in 1942 from the United States Naval Academy. With the Cold War turning frigid in the late 1950s, Jerry was promoted to Captain, the first in his class to make that rank, and reported to the Pentagon. Assigned to the Atomic Operations Division, Captain Miller had the awesome responsibility of helping organize nuclear war plans. He became an expert in nuclear weaponry and and its employment as a naval weapon delivered by naval aircraft. He commanded USS Wrangell and USS Franklin Roosevelt, and in 1968, commanded Carrier Division Three in Vietnam. Promoted to Vice Admiral in 1970, Jerry commanded the Second and Sixth Fleets, before retiring from active duty in 1974. Admiral Miller retired with flight experience in more than 60 types of aircraft during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Later printing. Hardcover. xv, , 509,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Name Index. Subject Index. Lillian Hartman Hoddeson (born 20 December 1940, in New York City) is an American historian of science, specializing in the history of physics and technology during the 2nd half of the 20th century. Hoddeson received in 1957 a high school diploma from the Bronx High School of Science, in 1961 a bachelor's degree in physics from Barnard College, and in 1966 a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. She was an assistant professor of physics from 1967 to 1970 at Barnard College and from 1971 to 1976 at Rutgers University. In 1974–1975 she was a visiting fellow at Princeton University and took Thomas Kuhn's "History of Quantum Mechanics" course. From 1977 to 1992 she held academic positions at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, before becoming there an associate professor from 1993 to 2000 and a full professor from 2000 until her retirement. Since 1978 she has held the position of Fermilab's historian. Hoddeson is the co-author or editor of several books and has published more than 50 articles in referred journals. Her publications include a biography of John Bardeen, history of the development of the transistor, history of Fermilab, technical history of the beginning of Los Alamos National Laboratory, and history of the development of the atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project. She co-authored books on the history of particle physics and a book on the abortive Superconducting Super Collider. In 2012 she received the Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics from the American Physical Society.
Team Sports America [a subsidiary of Evergreen Enterprises of Virginia, LLC.], 2006. Presumed to be one of multiple originals. Tangible. Approximately 9.25 inches long, 6.5 inches tall, and approximately 4 inches at its widest part. Label on back says TSA/MLBP 2006. This was plugged in and the lights illuminated. There are no instructions present with it. There appear to be instructions for comparable items accessible on the internet and possibly from Team Sports America. Another one of these was found offered on eBay at $69.99 plus shipping but availability could not be confirmed at time of cataloguing.
Somerset, NJ: Forever Collectibles. Presumed to be one of multiple originals. Textile. This has the Genuine Merchandise with MLB logo tag. This is a product officially licensed by Major League Baseball. Contains two larger tags, one an oval that says Forever Collectibles on one side and has a barcode and hologram and some text on the other side. The other tag is in a diamond shape and further documents that this is genuine merchandise. The diameter of the soft baseball is approximately 3 inches. Its colors are primarily blue and white with the stitching in red. There is the classic NY on one side and the Yankees logo with bat and top hat on the other. This product does not appear to be currently offered on the Forever Collectibles nor was this specific item identified as available from internet sites.
This may be a unique, one-of-a-kind creation. Wood figure. Maximum width, without arms extended is approximately 6 inches. Height is approximately 17.25 inches. Torso is approximately .75 inches and including arms is approximately 1.5 inches. With cap brim the width is approximately 2.5 inches. The back is plain wood and hardware, The front is painted with Yankee pinstripes. There is a glove on the left hand and a ball (white with red seams) in the right hand (moveable, at one time appears to have been glued in place). The arms are moveable. There is no indication of the artist/sculptor/woodworked who produced this or when or where it was produced. No hook or other attachment on the back but room to put one there for hanging or other display purposes.
Arlington, TX: Aerofax, Inc., 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. 232 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Maps. Diagrams. Notes. Tabular Data. Index. DJ worn, soiled and has some moisture staining, inside and out. Boards and text to not appear impacted. Some corner bumping. Includes Preface, Foreword, A Note About Sources. Acknowledgments. Weapon Physics. Postwar U.S. Fission Weapons Development. Thermonuclear Weapons Development, 1942-1982. Weapons Types: Development & Delivery Systems. Arming & Fuzing: Techniques & Equipment. Chuck Hansen (May 13, 1947 - March 26, 2003) was the compiler, over a period of 30 years, of the world's largest private collection of unclassified documents on how America developed atomic and thermonuclear weapons. Hansen's documents were obtained through the U.S. Freedom of Information Act and since his death have been housed at the National Security Archive at George Washington University. In 1988, Hansen wrote the book U.S. Nuclear Weapons: The Secret History, which, along with great detail about the process of developing, testing and administering atomic weapons was critical of the U.S. Defense Department, the Atomic Energy Commission, and some other government agencies. In the book Hansen reported that the early years of nuclear testing were less successful than claimed; bombs failed, or yielded smaller or larger explosions than anticipated or announced, and attempts to develop a radioactivity-free bomb were unsuccessful. U.S. Nuclear Weapons: The Secret History is currently out of print.
Arlington, TX: Aerofax, Inc., 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. 232 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Maps. Diagrams. Notes. Tabular Data. Index. Includes Preface, Foreword, A Note About Sources. Acknowledgments. Weapon Physics. Postwar U.S. Fission Weapons Development. Thermonuclear Weapons Development, 1942-1982. Weapons Types: Development & Delivery Systems. Arming & Fuzing: Techniques & Equipment. Chuck Hansen (May 13, 1947 - March 26, 2003) was the compiler, over a period of 30 years, of the world's largest private collection of unclassified documents on how America developed atomic and thermonuclear weapons. Hansen's documents were obtained through the U.S. Freedom of Information Act and since his death have been housed at the National Security Archive at George Washington University. In 1988, Hansen wrote the book U.S. Nuclear Weapons: The Secret History, which, along with great detail about the process of developing, testing and administering atomic weapons was critical of the U.S. Defense Department, the Atomic Energy Commission, and some other government agencies. In the book Hansen reported that the early years of nuclear testing were less successful than claimed; bombs failed, or yielded smaller or larger explosions than anticipated or announced, and attempts to develop a radioactivity-free bomb were unsuccessful. U.S. Nuclear Weapons: The Secret History is currently out of print.
Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Historical Society, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Single sheet, printed on both sides. Format is seventeen inches by 11 inches, folded in half to create four panels. The front panel has program information and an illustration of the ranch house. Pages 2 and 3 are titled Three Decades of Directorship at Los Alamos National Laboratory: Challenges and Opportunities and have brief biographies of Harold M. Agnew, Donald M. Kerr, Siegfried S. Hecker, John C. Browne, and Pete Nanos. Harold M. Agnew, Siegfried S. Hecker, John C. Browne, and Pete Nanos each signed this program by their name!!!! The final panel contains information about the event's corporate sponsors, thanked a number of people for assistance with program arrangements, presented the names of the Society Board and Museum Staff, and provided membership information.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company Inc., 1958. First [U.S.] Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 192 pages. DJ, worn, torn, chipped and soiled is in a plastic sleeve. Gift inscription, not from author, on fep. Part 1, Before; Part Two, Snapper; Part Three---Trusty; Part Four--In Between; Part Five--Telemachus; and Part Six--After. Commander William Donald Aelian King, DSO & Bar, DSC (23 June 1910 – 21 September 2012) was a British naval officer and author. He was the oldest participant in the first solo non-stop, around-the-world yacht race, the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, and the only person to command a British submarine on both the first and last days of World War II. King went to the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. He was first assigned to the battleship Resolution, and later became commanding officer of the submarine Snapper. He served on three separate vessels in World War II, and was promoted to commander and awarded seven medals during the war, including the DSO on 9 May 1940 for "daring, endurance and resource in the conduct of hazardous and successful operations in His Majesty's Submarines against the enemy", and the Distinguished Service Cross on 6 September 1940 "for bravery and determination during arduous and successful patrols in H.M. Submarines" both whilst in command of Snapper. A bar was added to his DSO on 16 January 1945 "For outstanding courage, skill and determination in one of H.M. Submarines in successful patrols in Far Eastern waters" (specifically the sinking of I-166). King succeeded in a singlehanded circumnavigation in 1973 on his third attempt. At the time of his death, he was the oldest surviving World War II submarine commander.
Livermore, CA: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xxvii, , 371,  pages. Minor cover soiling. Illustrations. Glossary of Mining/Other Underground Terms. Glossary of Drilling Terms. Glossary of Safety Terms. Sources. Abbreviations and Acronyms. Index. Foreword by Bill Flangas. Foreword by John Neuer. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This was prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Site Office. Distribution was authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors; Critical Technology. Distribution limited was deemed removed/lapsed as copies were identified as available on the Internet. Also, the inside cover indicates that this work could be ordered from the National Technical Information Service and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information and was also available electronically. An obituary of Dr. James E. Carothers is on page ii. Dr. Carothers spent the bulk of his career at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He retired in 1991 but served as the Laboratory Archivist from 1992 to 1999 when he fully retired due to health issues. Dr. Carothers was one of the icons at the Nevada Test Site. Bob Knipes joined the USAF in 1950. He rose to the rank of 1st Lt. via the USAF cadet program. Flew in B-47, B-36, and B-52s. He left the Air Force in 1957. Received BS degree in Physics from the University of Tampa. Upon graduating he went to work at the Nevada Test Site in 1965 and retired from there in 1993.
Colorado Springs, CO: Shelton Enterprise, Inc., 1988. First Edition [stated]. Second Printing [stated]. Hardcover. This book has become extremely rare. Format is approximately 9 inches by 11 inches. Various paginations (approximately 2.5 inches thick). Indexes. References. Appendices. Signed by the author on the title page. Illustrations/Figures. Footnotes. Frank H. Shelton graduated from Caltech with a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics. As a nuclear physicist, he was employed at the Sandia Corporation in New Mexico and was involved in nuclear weapons tests in Nevada and the Pacific. Frank was the Deputy Technical Director for the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project at the Pentagon. He was a Defense Department atomic expert and was responsible for developing military requirements for atomic weapons and for conducting atomic tests. In Colorado Springs, he was Vice President and Chief Scientist for Kaman Sciences. He was also a consultant for ITT. In 1997, he was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award from the Defense Special Weapons Agency. He was a WWII Veteran. He authored numerous books pertaining to nuclear weapons. The chapters in this memoir are: Manhattan Project, Operation Crossroads, Operation Sandstone, Operation Greenhouse, Operation Ivy, Operation Castle, Operation Redwing, Operation Plumbbob, Operation Hardtack, Testing Moratorium, A Return To Testing, and The Limited Test Ban Treaty.