Our February 18 webinar, “Introduction to US Nuclear Testing” given by Mr. Alan Carr yielded numerous requests from our audience for a recommended reading list. HDIAC subject matter experts worked with Mr. Carr to develop such a list which you can see here. If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please reach out to us at email@example.com. Also, check out our other products on this topic at www.hdiac.org/resources.
Resources for Additional Study
Bird, Kai and Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Vintage Books, 2007.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Defense’s Nuclear Agency 1947-1997 (DTRA History Series). Militarybookshop.CompanyUK, 2003.
Glasstone, Samuel, and Phillip J. Dolan. The Effects of Nuclear Weapons. Knowledge Publications, 2006.
Hoddeson, Lillian, et al. Critical Assembly. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Hopkins, John C., and Barbara Germain Killian. Nuclear Weapons Testing at the Nevada Test Site the First Decade. 2012.
Kunetka, James. The General and the Genius. Simon and Schuster, 2015
Miller, Benjamin, et al. Countering WMD Journal, 75th Anniversary Atomic Era Edition, Issue 21, United States Army Nuclear and Countering WMD Agency (USANCA), 2020.
Norris, Robert S. Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project’s Indispensable Man, Steerforth, 2003.
Plante, Dirk, and Vaddi, Pranay. Nuclear Arms Control Treaties: Part 1 of 2, HDIAC, 2020.
Plante, Dirk, and Vaddi, Pranay. Nuclear Arms Control Treaties: Part 2 of 2, HDIAC, 2020.
Plante, Dirk. The New START Treaty’s Role in Arms Control and its Future, Journal Volume 7, Operational Energy – Powering Military Operations to Achieve National Defense Strategy Objectives, HDIAC, 2020.
Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Simon and Schuster, 1986.
Rhodes, Richard. Dark Sun: Making of the Hydrogen Bomb. Simon & Schuster, 1996.
“United States Nuclear Tests, July 1945 through September 1992,” Department of Energy Technical Report, DOE/NV 209, September 2015.
Carr, Alan B. Thirty Minutes Before the Dawn – Trinity, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2021.