Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima


In less than fifty years, what was once an open and joyous quest to learn the secrets of the atom became a sprint to develop the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. This morning on Focus we'll talk with Diana Preston about her new book Before the Fallout, which covers the period of history between the discovery of radium in 1898 and the detonation of the first atomic bomb.

Guest: Diana Preston (acknowledged historian; author of Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima)