Synopses & Reviews
During the final weeks of World War II in Europe, the Allies -- convinced that the Germans were close to creating an atomic bomb -- sent a special American unit of secret agents, scientists, and soldiers into Nazi Germany. Their mission: find the German scientific team before they could provide Hitler with nuclear weapons. The scientific head of the mission: a Dutch-American physicist named Samuel Goudsmit. The mission code name: Alsos. First published in 1947, this first-hand account retains all the elements that make for great reading: It is part high-voltage spy drama, part bittersweet memoir, part historical drama -- and it's all true.
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii-xxix) and index.