Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -) 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.