Laboratory Warriors: How Allied Science and Technology Tipped the Balance in World War II

Laboratory Warriors: How Allied Science and Technology Tipped the Balance in World War II

by Tom Shachtman

Paperback(Reprint)

$14.99
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Friday, September 22 ,  Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Overview

Laboratory Warriors: How Allied Science and Technology Tipped the Balance in World War II by Tom Shachtman

The dreadful global conflagration known as the Second World War was more than the clashing of great armies on bloody battlefields. A different kind of war was being waged in the secret laboratories on both sides of the conflict — a war that would alter the course and determine the outcome of the bitter hostilities, forever changing our world and our future.

While it is a widely accepted fact that America's development and employment of the atomic bomb ended the Pacific struggle — and that the failure of Hitler's scientists to develop their own A-bomb helped to doom Germany — little has been made of the other remarkable scientific accomplishments of this dark and terrible epoch. Edifying, enthralling, startling, and sobering, Laboratory Warriors is a masterful work that sheds light on the technological achievements that swung the pendulum of victory in the Allies' direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380816231
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2003
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Tom Shachtman is the author of thirty books, including Decade of Shocks, 1963-1974; Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold; and Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish. He lives in Connecticut.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews