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Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb

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Publisher Comments:

In this "superbly researched and well-written book" (Time), Powers concludes that Werner Heisenberg, the leading figure in the German atomic effort, consciously obstructed the development of the bomb and in a famous 1941 meeting in Copenhagen sought to dissuade the Allies from their pursuit of the bomb.

Synopsis:

One of the most important and controversial aspects of the history of World War II is the failure of the Germans to build an atomic bomb. This study concludes that Werner Heisenberg, who was in charge of the German atomic effort, consciously obstructed the development of the bomb.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [587]-[588]) and index.

About the Author

Thomas Powers received the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting in 1971. He is the author of several books, including The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA, and most recently the novel The Confirmation. He lives with his family in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306810114
Author:
Powers, Thomas
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century/Nuclear Age
Subject:
Atomic bomb
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Technology.
Subject:
Heisenberg, Werner
Subject:
World History-Germany
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
TB 43-0002-38
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 28.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , One of the most important and controversial aspects of the history of World War II is the failure of the Germans to build an atomic bomb. This study concludes that Werner Heisenberg, who was in charge of the German atomic effort, consciously obstructed the development of the bomb.
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