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Ersonalities nderlying Kubrick s masterpiece and other creative interpretations of the Cold War From pulp science fiction stories to Godzilla s theatrical invasions it is a veritable lexicon of atomic age culture There is delightful humor throughout the volume Mainly Focused On The Idiosyncrasies Of Szilard focused on the idiosyncrasies of Szilard the some of the other key players With the Cold War fading into history Doomsday Men offers a valuable reminder of the period s fears and foibles It provides an outstanding guide to a pivotal era when humanity first faced the terrifying prospect of annihilation by its own hand *PD Smith s Doomsday Men is a mix of science fiction analysis and *Smith s Doomsday Men is a mix of science fiction analysis and too real history The book covers the fixation on the dream of the ltimate weapon which evolves from chemical weapons to a true doomsday system put in place by the Soviets On both the side of scientists and writers there is the great fear of what these powerful weapons might mean for political power and for society What drives them is the dream of what they might do From Nobel with his dynamite on the dream has been that weapons might become so powerful as to prevent war al. Weapons had transformed the laws of nature into instruments of mass destruction and for many people in the Cold War there was little to distinguish real scientists from that “fictional master of megadeath” Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove Indeed as PD Smith’s chilling account shows the dream of the superweapon begins in popular culture This is a story that cannot be told without the iconic films and fictions that portray our deadly fascination with superweapons from HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds to Nevil Shute’s On the Beach and Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombAlthough scient. ,
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Been That Powerful Weapons Will Drasticallythat powerful weapons drastically shorten and thereby lessen its effects The fixation on technical solutions to these problems tend to come p short as demonstrated by chemical weapon which were initially overpowering but were Secangkir Kopi Panas di Pilot Cafe uickly countered The technologists tend to forget that war is a competition of measure and countermeasure and all the new weapons tend to do is to make it worseThe book is an excellent introduction to the subject of weapons for non specialists but specialists will benefit from the seeing the interplay between science fiction and the development andnderstanding of what these weapons can do A niue and well researched work My interest was on the technical side of things initially but Smith s treatment of the Cold War culture soon took over my reason for completing this excellent treatise on the futility of war in the latter half of the 20th century and beyond I realize a lot of my favorite books and films are covered in this book as being iconic representations of the cultural remnants of this period Truly a fascinating addition to any library. Ists admitted it was possible to build the cobalt bomb no superpower would admit to having created one However it remained a terrifying possibility striking fear into the hearts of people around the world The story of the cobalt bomb is an nwritten chapter of the Cold War but now PD Smith reveals the personalities behind this feared technology and shows how the scientists responsible for the twentieth century’s most terrible weapons grew SpecOps: Expeditionary Force, Book 2 up in a culture dreaming of superweapons and Wellsiantopias He argues that in the end the doomsday *Machine Became The Ultimate *became the ltimate of humanity’s deepest fears about the science of destructio. Interesting juxtaposition of historical science against the backdrop of science fiction and movies
of the same time periods Author makes some interesting observations where science fictionthe same time periods Author makes some interesting observations where science fiction often preceded actual scientific discoveries or inventions Gave me a several books to add to my reading list This book provides an in depth look at the atomic era in American culture It examines scientific and public perception over the years by referencing literature and film Although it is not always the most *engaging read sci fi readers will love it coverage of *read sci fi will love it s coverage of fi history it provides a historical viewpoint not covered in Richard Rhodes works on this subject Of special enjoyment is the background and analysis of Stanley Kubrick s hit Dr Strangelove Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb long one of my favorite movies In Doomsday Men The Real Dr Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon British historian of science PD Smith masterfully chronicles the literary antecedents and cultural repercussions of the development of nuclear armaments It offers a marvelous resource for nderstanding the issues and This is the gripping ntold story of the doomsday bomb the ltimate weapon of mass destruction In 1950 Hungarian born scientist Leo Szilard made a dramatic announcement on American radio science was on the verge of creating a doomsday bomb For the first time in history mankind realized that he had within his grasp a truly God like power the ability to destroy life itself The shockwave from this statement reverberated across the following decade and beyondIf detonated Szilard's doomsday device a huge cobalt clad H bomb would pollute the atmosphere with radioactivity and end all life on earth The scientific creators of such apocalyptic.