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Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Da Capo Pr
Publication date August 10, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780306810114
ISBN-10 0306810115
Dimensions 1.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Original list price $27.50
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One of the last secrets of World War II is why the Germans failed to build an atomic bomb. Germany was the birthplace of modern physics; it possessed the raw materials and the industrial base; and it commanded key intellectual resources. What happened?

In Heisenberg's War, Thomas Powers tells of the interplay between science and espionage, morality and military necessity, and paranoia and cool logic that marked the German bomb program and the Allied response to it. On the basis of dozens of interviews and years of intensive research, Powers concludes that Werner Heisenberg, who was the leading figure in the German atomic effort, consciously obstructed the development of the bomb and in a famous 1941 meeting in Copenhagen with his former mentor Neils Bohr in effect sought to dissuade the Allies from their pursuit of the bomb. Heisenberg's War is a "superbly researched and well-written book" (Time) whose extraordinary story engrosses—and haunts.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394514116
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (March 1, 1993)
9780394514116 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 2.25 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $27.50
About: A close-up look at Nazi attempts to build an atomic bomb describes the German bomb program, the Allied response to it, and the roles of some of the twentieth-century's leading physicists
Paperback
Book cover for 9780306810114 Book cover for 9780316716239
 
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from Da Capo Pr (August 10, 2000)
9780306810114 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $27.50
About: One of the last secrets of World War II is why the Germans failed to build an atomic bomb.
Reprint edition from Little Brown & Co (May 1, 1994)
9780316716239 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A close-up look at Nazi attempts to build an atomic bomb describes the German bomb program, the Allied response to it, and the roles of some of the twentieth century's leading physicists

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