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Hitler's scientists : science, war and the devil's pact

Author: John Cornwell
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Cornwell tells the story of Germany's scientists from World War I to the collapse of Hitler's Reich. He shows how Germany became the world's Mecca for inventive genius before Hitler's regime hijacked science for wars of conquest and genocidal racism.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cornwell, John, 1940-
Hitler's scientists.
London ; New York : Viking, 2003
(OCoLC)755236586
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cornwell
ISBN: 0670893625 9780670893621 0670030759 9780670030750
OCLC Number: 156738410
Description: xiv, 535 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Understanding the Germans --
Hitler the scientist --
Germany the science Mecca --
Fritz Haber --
The poison gas scientists --
The 'science' of radical hygiene --
Eugenics and psychiatry --
Physics after the first war --
German science survives --
The dismissals --
Engineers and rocketeers --
Medicine under Hitler --
The cancer campaign --
Geopolitik and Lebensraum --
Nazi physics --
Himmler's pseudo-science --
Deutsche mathematik --
Fission mania --
World War II --
Machines of war --
Radar --
Codes --
Copenhagen --
Speer and Heisenberg --
Slave labour at Dora --
The 'science' of extermination and human experiment --
The devil's chemists --
Wonder weapons --
Farm hall --
Heroes, villains and fellow travellers --
Scientific plunder --
Nuclear postures --
Uniquely Nazi? --
Science at war again.
Responsibility: John Cornwell.

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