AUTHORPash, Boris T.
TITLEThe Alsos Mission
CITYNew York, NY
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This book describes the Alsos Missions I and II, which were assigned during the latter part of World War II to discover Germany’s progress in making an atomic bomb. The first person narrative by Colonel Boris Pash, who headed the missions, chronicles the events, large and small, of Alsos as it searched for information in Italy in its first mission and France and Germany during its second. With the help of his group, including his deputy George Eckman and scientist Samuel Goudsmit, Pash interrogated important scientists such as Otto Hahn, Werner Heisenberg and Frédéric Joliot-Curie. The mission also found Joliot-Curie while Paris was being liberated, obtained France’s supply of uranium, and brought back radium to the United States. His account is informative and entertaining. An appendix contains a complete listing of the Alsos mission personnel.

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