Churchill’s Bomb twice named as one of the best books of 2014

Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies, Kings College London, has selected Graham’s latest book as one of the best three books on military, scientific and technological themes in 2014.

Churchill's Bomb Cover

He writes in the journal Foreign Affairs: ‘In this terrific book, Farmelo tells the story of the United Kingdom’s nuclear program, which began with pioneering work in Cambridge before World War II and ultimately merged with the United States’ Manhattan Project.’

A few weeks before, The Daily Telegraph in London included the book in its own list of the books of the year, describing it as ‘a superb study of Churchill’s little-known interest in atomic weapons claims Churchill as the first British prime minister to foresee the potential of the nuclear age.’