Book Discussion on Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima

Diana Preston talked about her book Before The Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, published by Walker and Company. On December… read more

Diana Preston talked about her book Before The Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, published by Walker and Company. On December 26, 1898, Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium and observed that “radioactivity seems to be an atomic property.” A mere 47 years later, “Little Boy” exploded over Hiroshima. She told the story of the intervening half century, during which a quest to unravel the secrets of the material world revealed how to destroy it, and an open, international, scientific investigation changed into a secret wartime race for the bomb. After her presentation, Ms. Preston answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Aug 6, 2005
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Aug 8, 2006

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  • Aug 06, 2005 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 07, 2005 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 08, 2006 | 5:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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