AUTHORWalker, Mark
TITLENazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb
PUBLISHERPlenum Press
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1995
ISBN0-306-44941-2


This book investigates the lives, scientific work, and conduct of the most influential German scientists during World War II. Drawing on hundreds of original documents and secretly taped conversations of the interned German scientists at Farm Hall after the war, the author addresses the question of why the Nazis failed to create an atomic bomb while the Americans succeeded. He looks at Nazi physics through the experiences and research of Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck, Johannes Stark, and Otto Hahn, among others. He questions why these men were so far behind in the race to build the bomb, and whether they really embraced the tenets of National Socialism or just cooperated for the financial benefits.


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