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Baggot, Jim.  The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949New York: Pegasus Books, 2010.

Bird, Kai, and Martin J. Sherwin.  American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.  New York: Vintage Books, 2005.

Boyer, Paul S.  By the Bomb’s Early Light:  American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

Broad, William J. “Why They Called It the Manhattan Project,” New York Times, October 30, 2007, accessed December 16, 2011,

Clarfield, Gerard H.  and William M. Wiecek.  Nuclear America: Military and Civilian Nuclear Power in the United States, 1940-1980.  New York: Harper & Row, 1984.

Groueff, Stephane. Manhattan Project: The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967.

Katz, Milton.  Ban the Bomb: A History of SANE, the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, 1957-1985.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1986.

Kelly, Cynthia C., ed.  The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians.  New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2007.

Kleidman, Robert. Organizing for Peace: Neutrality, the Test Ban, and the Freeze. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1993.

Mariner, Rosemary B., and G. Kurt Piehler.  The Atomic Bomb and American Society: New Perspectives.  Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2009.

McEnaney, Laura.  Civil Defense Begins At Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Meyer, David S. A Winter of Discontent: The Nuclear Freeze and American Politics. New York: Praeger, 1990.

Oakes, Guy.  The Imaginary War: Civil Defense and American Cold War Culture.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Price, Jerome. The Antinuclear Movement. Boston: Twayne, 1982.

Radosh, Ronald, and Joyce Milton. The Rosenberg FileNew Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997.

Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.

Rhodes, Richard.  The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons.   New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

Swerdlow, Amy. Women Strike for Peace: Traditional Motherhood and Radical Politics in the 1960s. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Weart, Spencer R. Nuclear Fear: A History of Images. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988.

Winkler, Allan M.  Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety About the Atom.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Wittner, Lawrence S.  One World or None: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement Through 1953.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993.

Wittner, Lawrence S.  Resisting the Bomb: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954-1970.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997.

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By Catherine Falzone, 2012. Adapted from Nuclear New York archive with permission.

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