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Author: Edward Teller; Judith L Shoolery
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Edward Teller is the story of the twentieth century. Born in Hungary in 1908, Teller witnessed the rise of Nazism and anti-Semitism, two world wars, the McCarthy era, and the changing face of big science. A brilliant and controversial figure, Teller brings to these events a perspective that is at once surprising and insightful. Edward Teller is perhaps best known for his belief in freedom through strong
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Edward Teller; Edward Teller; Edward Teller; Edward Teller; Edward Teller; Edward Teller
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Teller; Judith L Shoolery
ISBN: 073820532X 9780738205328 0738207780 9780738207780 1903985129 9781903985120
OCLC Number: 48150267
Description: xii, 628 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How many seconds in a year? (1908-1913) --
Learning about war, revolution, and peace (1914-1919) --
The other side of the war years (1914-1919) --
Romanian interlude (1919-1920) --
My name is KoKó (1920-1925) --
How to become a physicist the hard way (1926-1928) --
Brave new world (1928-1929) --
Journeymen year in physics (1929-1930) --
The pleasures of small successes (1930-1933) --
The future becomes obvious (1933) --
Copenhagen (1933-1934) --
The joy of being a foreigner (1934-1935) --
First years in the United States (1935-1941) --
Fission (1939-1941) --
Academicians go to work (1941-1943) --
Settling in at Los Alamos (March 1943-November 1943) --
On and off the Mesa (November 1943-January 1945) --
An end, a beginning (1945) --
Give it back to the Indians (1945-1946) --
Incomplete answers (1946) --
Among friends from home (February 1946-June 1949) --
The Reactor Safeguard Committee (1947-1949) --
Twenty years too soon (June 1949-January 1950) --
Our doubts have a firm foundation (1950) --
Damn the torpedoes (November 1950-April 1951) --
Pleasures in the Pacific, perils at Princeton --
(April 1951-September 1951) --
The campaign for a second weapons laboratory --
(November 1951-July 1952) --
The new wheel spins a bit (1952-1954) --
Other nuclear affairs (1949-1955) --
The Oppenheimer hearing (April 12, 1954-May 6, 1954) --
Sequelae (June 1954-February 1955) --
Three friends (August 1954-August 1958) --
Down to earth (1955-1958) --
The directorship (1958-1960) --
A few lessons in political affairs (1955-1960) --
The temperature of the Cold War rises (1960-1965) --
Educating inventive engineers (1961-1975) --
Uphill (1964-1972) --
Choices, critical and otherwise (1973-1979) --
Strategic defense (1980-1992) --
Other issues--public and private (1980-1990) --
Homecoming (1990-2000) --
Appendix: In the matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer. In the Matter ofJ. Robert Oppenheimer --
Index.
Responsibility: Edward Teller, with Judith L. Shoolery.
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