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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2014 11:46 am 
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I was very pleased to discover that the important books written by the historians who worked for the AEC are available (in PDF form) online and for free:

Containing the Atom: Nuclear Regulation in a Changing Environment, 1963-1971, J. Samuel Walker, 1992

Atoms for Peace and War: The Eisenhower Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission, Richard G. Hewlett and Jack M. Holl, Jr, 1989

Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology, Francis Duncan, 1989

Controlling the Atom: The Beginnings of Nuclear Regulation, 1946-1962, George T. Mazuzan and J. Samuel Walker, 1985

Nuclear Navy: 1946-1962, Richard G. Hewlett and Francis Duncan, 1974

Atomic Shield, 1947-1952, Richard G. Hewlett and Francis Duncan, 1969

The New World, 1939-1946, Richard G. Hewlett and Oscar E. Anderson, Jr, 1962


As I have read the first two volumes of the history of the Atomic Energy Commission ("The New World" and "Atomic Shield") I have "taken notes" in electronic form which I have uploaded to the Flibe Energy server and wanted to make available to the group. I was particularly noting passages in the books that related to the thorium fuel cycle, the molten-salt reactor, or to decisions to favor fast-breeder reactors for plutonium production. Here are the links:

My notes on "The New World"

My notes on "Atomic Shield"


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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2014 6:32 pm 
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This is a treasure trove of information. Thanks for pointing it out.


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