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A science career against all odds : a life of survival, study, teaching and travel in the 20th century

Author: Bernhard Wunderlich
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This autobiography is written to follow the initially turbulent and seemingly random path of education and life experiences of the author in the 1930s and 40s during the oppressive 3rd German Reich. These early childhood insights made the author an undesirable student in the 1950s in the totalitarian German Democratic Republic, and ultimately brought him to the USA. Ideally prepared, he completed a first-rate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Named Person: Bernhard Wunderlich; Bernhard Wunderlich
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard Wunderlich
ISBN: 9783642111969 3642111963 3642111955 9783642111952
OCLC Number: 549463903
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgment; Contents; Chapter 02; Chapter 03; Chapter 04; Chapter 05; Chapter 06; Chapter 07; Chapter 08; Chapter 09; Chapter 10; Appendices; Chapter 01 1931-1939; Chapter 02 1939-1945; Chapter 03 1945-1949; Chapter 04 1949 1953; Chapter 05 1953-1954; Chapter 06 1954-1958; Chapter 07 1958 1963; Chapter 08 1963-1988; Chapter 09 1988-2001; Chapter 10 Epilogue; Chapter 11 Genealogy; Vati and Mutti; Papa and Mama; Bernhard and Heidel; Pictures; Pictures; Pictures; Chapter 12 Indices; Personal Names, A; B, C; D-F; G-H; I-K; L-M; N-S; T-W; X-Z; Subject Index, A; B; C; D; E-F. G-HI-K; L-M; N-M; O-Q; R-S; T-U; V-W; X-Z.
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Bernhard Wunderlich grew up in Hitler's Germany and Communist East Germany before he fled to the United States and became a leading chemistry professor. This autobiography chronicles his passionate  Read more...

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"I found reading this autobiography of the polymer chemist Bernhard Wunderlich an extremely humbling experience. As a UK babyboomer who was a child in the 1950s and a teenager in the 1960s, I found Read more...

 
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