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The bastard brigade : the true story of the renegade scientists and spies who sabotaged the Nazi atomic bomb

Kean, Sam (author.).

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Prince Rupert Library 355.82511 Kean (Text) 33294002059020 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316381680
  • ISBN: 0316381683
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    xii, 447 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: In the midst of planning the Manhattan Project, a group of intrepid soldiers, scientists, and spies were given almost free rein to get themselves embedded within the German scientific community to stop the most terrifying threat of the war: Hitler acquiring an atomic bomb of his very own.
Subject: United States. -- War Department. -- Alsos Mission.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science
Atomic bomb -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Nuclear physics -- Research -- Germany
Science -- Germany -- History -- 20th century

Sam Kean is the New York Times bestselling author of Caesar's Last Breath, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons,The Disappearing Spoon, and The Violinist's Thumb, all of which were also named Amazon top science books of the year. The Disappearing Spoon was a runner-up for the Royal Society of London's book of the year for 2010, and The Violinist's Thumb and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons were nominated for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award in 2013 and 2015, as well as the AAAS/Subaru SB&F prize.


His work has appeared in The Best American Nature and Science Writing,The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the New York TimesMagazine, Psychology Today,Slate,Mental Floss, and other publications, and he has been featured on NPR's Radiolab, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air.

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