AUTHORKamen, Martin D.
TITLERadiant Science, Dark Politics: A Memoir of the Nuclear Age
PUBLISHERUniversity of California Press
CITYBerkeley, CA

This autobiography concentrates on the personal achievements and struggles of Martin Kamen, an atomic scientist and the co-discoverer of carbon 14. He began work at the Radiation Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley in the late 1930s. At the start of World War II, the lab intensified its military research and he became involved with atomic bomb research for the Manhattan Project. Kamen was forced to leave the Radiation Laboratory when he was investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee on charges of espionage and treason. In his memoir, Kamen maintains his innocence and describes how he worked for many years to clear his name.

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