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Nazi Science Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb

ISBN-10: 0738205850

ISBN-13: 9780738205854

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mark Walker

List price: $22.50
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In this book, Mark Walker - a historical scholar of Nazi science - brings to light the overwhelming impact of Hitler's regime on science and, ultimately, on the pursuit of the German atomic bomb. Walker meticulously draws on hundreds of original documents to examine the role of German scientists in the rise and fall of the Third Reich. He investigates whether most German scientists during Hitler's regime enthusiastically embraced the tenets of National Socialism or cooperated in a Faustian pact for financial support, which contributed to National Socialism's running rampant and culminated in the rape of Europe and the genocide of millions of Jews. This work unravels the myths and controversies surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb project. It provides a look at what surprisingly turned out to be an Achilles' heel for Hitler - the misuse of science and scientists in the service of the Third Reich.
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Mark Walker is an associate professor in molecular genetics.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Rise and Fall of an """"Aryan"""" Physicist
The Alienation of an Old Fighter
The Surrender of the Prussian Academy of Sciences
A """"Nazi"""" in the Academy
Physics and Propaganda
Goodwill Ambassadors
Hitler's Bomb
The Crucible of Farm Hall
The Myth of Hitler's Bomb
Conclusion the Scientist as Fellow Traveler
Abbreviations
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index