Before the Fallout

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… 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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Before the Fallout

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Program ID:
187042-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 06, 2005 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 06, 2020 | 5:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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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
  • Aug 11, 2018 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 12, 2018 | 2:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 19, 2018 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2020 | 12:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2020 | 5:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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