When Marie Curie discovered radium in 1898, no one knew that forty-seven years later, her insight would lead to the creation of the A-bomb. With this summer marking the 60th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, we look at the people, the science and history that lead to the creation of the atomic bomb.


  • Diana Preston Author, "Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima" (Pub: Walker & Company)

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