Synopses & Reviews
How long would it take before Germany developed an atom bomb? This crucial question was put to President Rooselvelt. The facts about how scientists later failed to stop the use of the bomb are central to his compelling and horrifying narrative, of which perhaps no aspect is more fascinating than the controversial case of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
An account of the remarkable scientists who discovered that nuclear fission was possible and then became concerned about its implications. Index. Translated by James Cleugh.