The Smuggled Atom Bomb

The Smuggled Atom Bomb Not only one of this contry s great authors but a leading government consultant on Civil Defense Philip Wylie spins suspense out of an atomic plot against the United States

  • Title: The Smuggled Atom Bomb
  • Author: Philip Wylie
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  • Page: 165
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Not only one of this contry s great authors, but a leading government consultant on Civil Defense, Philip Wylie spins suspense out of an atomic plot against the United States

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    About “Philip Wylie

    • Philip Wylie

      Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, he was the son of Presbyterian minister Edmund Melville Wylie and the former Edna Edwards, a novelist, who died when Philip was five years old His family moved to Montclair, New Jersey and he later attended Princeton University from 1920 1923 He married Sally Ondek, and had one child, Karen, an author who became the inventor of animal clicker training After a divorcing his first wife, Philip Wylie married Frederica Ballard who was born and raised in Rushford, New York they are both buried in Rushford.A writer of fiction and nonfiction, his output included hundreds of short stories, articles, serials, syndicated newspaper columns, novels, and works of social criticism He also wrote screenplays while in Hollywood, was an editor for Farrar Rinehart, served on the Dade County, Florida Defense Council, was a director of the Lerner Marine Laboratory, and at one time was an adviser to the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee for Atomic Energy which led to the creation of the Atomic Energy Commission Most of his major writings contain critical, though often philosophical, views on man and society as a result of his studies and interest in psychology, biology, ethnology, and physics Over nine movies were made from novels or stories by Wylie He sold the rights for two others that were never produced.

    160 thoughts on “The Smuggled Atom Bomb

    • This had a great period feel to it, I couldn't decide if I was reading Heinlein or Eric Frank Russell. For anyone who enjoys works of that time period, this comes highly recommended.


    • Short novella thriller, with the prescient theme of terrorists (Russian saboteurs, natch) mining American cities with atomic bombs smuggled into the country. As luck has it, our clumsy protagonist---"Duff" Bogan, physics grad student and handyman extraordinaire---stumbles onto the small group of foreign conspirators. The FBI acts as if he's crazy, but is portrayed as rather competent as they start looking into the matter. Meanwhile Duff goes on his own investigation, thinking he's the only one w [...]


    • I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This book was first published in 1951, and you can definitely tell. It's a brief story about people smuggling atom bombs into the US. It's cheesy and over the top, but it is a bit entertaining, and the writing is smart.



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