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

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Overview

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.

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