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Author: Samuel A Goudsmit
Publisher: Woodbury, N.Y. : AIP Press, ©1996.
Series: History of modern physics and astronomy, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the final weeks of World War II in Europe, as Allied armies swept across a chaotic, battle-torn Germany, two teams of the world's leading nuclear scientists were desperately at work. One team, sequestered in the New Mexican desert, hastened to assemble the atomic bombs that would shake the world later that summer. The other team, a group of Nazi-sponsored physicists and technicians in southern Germany,
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel A Goudsmit
ISBN: 1563964155 9781563964152
OCLC Number: 33333939
Notes: Originally published: New York : H. Schuman, c1947.
Description: xxxviii, 259 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword: The beginning of the Alsos Mission and the failure of German physics --
I. The Fear of a German Atom Bomb --
II. We Prepare to Investigate German Science --
III. The Need for Secrecy --
IV. Operation Cellastic --
V. Operation Toothpaste --
VI. Operation Jackpot --
VII. We Meet Some German Colleagues --
VIII. The Breakthrough --
IX. Operation Humbug --
X. Hiroshima and the German Scientists --
XI. The Misorganization of German Science --
XII. The Uranium Club --
XIII. The Gestapo in Science --
XIV. The Efficiency of German Industry --
XV. It Can't Happen Here --
Appendix. An Outline of the Uranium Problem.
Series Title: History of modern physics and astronomy, v. 1.
Responsibility: Samuel A. Goudsmit ; with an introduction by David Cassidy.
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Second reprint of this great story of scientific espionage (original, 1947, reprinted 1983). Goudsmit ran the Alsos Mission following Allied troops into liberated areas of Europe to glean (with glee)  Read more...

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