Hitler's Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall / Edition 2

Hitler's Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall / Edition 2

by D. Cassidy, Jeremy Bernstein
     
 

From April through December of 1945, ten of Nazi Germany's greatest nu clear physicists were detained by Allied military and intelligence ser vices in a kind of gilded cage at Farm Hall, an English country manor near Cambridge. The physicists knew the Reich had failed to develop an atomic bomb, and they soon learned, from a BBC radio report on August 6, that the

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Overview

From April through December of 1945, ten of Nazi Germany's greatest nu clear physicists were detained by Allied military and intelligence ser vices in a kind of gilded cage at Farm Hall, an English country manor near Cambridge. The physicists knew the Reich had failed to develop an atomic bomb, and they soon learned, from a BBC radio report on August 6, that the Allies had succeeded in their own efforts to create such a weapon. but what they did not know was that many of their meetings a nd private conversations were being monitored and recorded by British agents. This book contains the complete collection of transcripts that were made from these secret recordings, providing an unprecedented vi ew of how the German scientists, including two Nobel Laureates, though t and spoke about their role during the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387950891
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/21/2000
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2001
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,471,651
Product dimensions:
0.86(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Uranium Club.- I: Settling in.- II: The Bomb Drops.- III: Putting the Pieces Together.- IV: Looking to the Future.- V: Looking toward Home.- VI: A Nobel for Otto Hahn.- Epilogue: Aftermaths.- Appendix A: Heisenberg’s Lecture, February 26, 1942.- Translation by William Sweet.- Original German Text.- Appendix B: Von Laue’s Letters to Paul Rosbaud, 1959.- Appendix C: BBC Report, August 6, 1945.- Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of the Ten Detainees.- Selected Bibliography.

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