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Author: Robert Jungk
ISBN: 0156141507
Subcategory: Physics
Pages 384 pages
Publisher Mariner; First edition (October 21, 1970)
Language English
Category: Science
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by Robert Jungk


The book studied the making and dropping of the atomic bomb from the viewpoints of the atomic scientists. The book is largely based on personal interviews with persons who played leading parts in the construction and deployment of the bombs.

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Robert Jungk tells a revealing story of the atmosphere that had existed in Gottingen Germany among the best physics minds in the .

Robert Jungk tells a revealing story of the atmosphere that had existed in Gottingen Germany among the best physics minds in the world. The books by Robert Jungk and Thomas Powers should both be read to gain an understanding into the thoughts both scientific and moral that had gone into the actual making of the bomb. Hitler, could have made a bomb without the misdirection of Werner Heisenberg.

Translated by James Cleugh. ISBN 13: 9780156141505.

Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists, by Austrian Robert Jungk, is the . Robert Jungk was an Austrian writer and journalist who wrote mostly on issues relating to nuclear weapons.

Robert Jungk was an Austrian writer and journalist who wrote mostly on issues relating to nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada.

As the subtitle implies it is first and foremost "a personal history of the atomic scientists

As the subtitle implies it is first and foremost "a personal history of the atomic scientists. Jungk conducted a number of interviews with the scientists that were involved with the project and the result is presented to us in a very lively manner. Because the book was written so early after the war the author did not benefit from the then classified records. But this is largely compensated by the almost immediate recollections of the various protagonists

ROBERT JUNGK A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists. The story of the moral and political temptations of the first atomic scientists 'One of the most interesting books I have ever read.

ROBERT JUNGK A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists. It is more exciting than any novel and, at the same time, is packed with information. it's a tragic story of a group of men with quite exceptional intellectual gifts, idealistic and single-minded in youth, but gradually seduced by a mixture of good motives and bad to the service of the Devil. The harm they have done cannot be undone by them.

An account of the remarkable scientists who discovered that nuclear fission was possible and then became concerned about its implications. Index. Translated by James Cleugh.
Yanki
340 page with epilogue, plus two appendices discussing the politics of the atomic bomb (written before a bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.) Penned in a pleasant style, slightly political but not offensive.
elegant stranger
Werner Heisenberg I believe to be the biggest hero of the last century. No one could have helped humanity anymore that the act of saving us from a nuclear holocaust.

The real shame is that he is not generally recognized for the heroic deed that he had accomplished. . The report done by Dr. Samuel Gaudsmit was biased. Dr. Gaudsmit had a built in hatred for anything that was German. His own parents were both killed by Nazi's. . He pointed to the math calculations of Dr. Heisenberg's as being "faulty" Of course, to pull off and misdirect the German bomb program, it has to be assumed that these numbers would be erroneous. How could they be anything else? the real question then becomes "did Dr. Werner Heisenberg make the errors on purpose? This subject is more fully covered in the the misdirection that Werner Heisenberg intended they would have to be faulty.

Robert Jungk tells a revealing story of the atmosphere that had existed in Gottingen
Germany among the best physics minds in the world. .The books by Robert Jungk and Thomas Powers should both be read to gain an understanding into the thoughts both scientific and moral that had gone into the actual making of the bomb.

We failed to give due credit to some of the finest heroes of the entire nuclear development. Hitler, could have made a bomb without the misdirection of Werner Heisenberg.
TheJonnyTest
Anyone in the know has read this book. well written, concise, and full of informative events that have shaped the nuclear vision. If your interested in the people, events, and evolution of nuclear development this is a great book. I highly recommend.
greatest
This is actually the full version, not the censored one I used to read back in Eastern Europe...
Burking
From the amazing days of discovery of radioactivity/quantum theory at Gottengen Univ to the overt sabotage of Hitler's plans by brave German scientists during the war to the final dynamics of producing the bomb, this book gives the personal-social connection that makes science real in the minds of readers.
Qiahmagha
Adventure, good writing a very engaging history of the development of atomic power and the players who made it happen
Endieyab
I read this book in the 1960s but misplaced my copy. I had such good memories of the book that I bought it in order to read it again.
While an easy to read book, Jungk presents some false information that depreciates the value of the book.
The first is the impression that Von Weisacker and other German scientists attempted to give to the post war world, that they were not really trying to build a bomb, but were merely interested in nuclear power. This is refuted by Jeremy Bernstein, in his book "Hitler's Uranium Club." The historical record shows that there were many memorandums sent to the German Military, by the scientists, about the possibility of producing an atomic bomb.
The more serious misstatement however, is about Klaus Fuchs' espionage on the Manhattan Project which was the most damaging espionage committed by any of the atomic spies of that era. Jungk claims that Fuchs decided to spy for the Soviet Union when he learned about plans to bomb Hiroshima. This is so off base that one has to question Jungk's scholarship or motives. Here is why: Fuchs began spying for the Soviets in 1941 in Britain, before Pearl Harbor and before there was even a Manhattan Project. The decision to acutally bomb Hiroshima was made in 1945. None of the scientists know what the targets were.
This is such a huge distortion of the facts that it should be mentioned in any review of this book. The book has lots of details but if you buy it, beware of some of the downright distortions of history. A better choice is Richard Rhodes's book, "The Making of the Atomic Bomb".