Elemental Germans: Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939-59 by Christoph LauchtElemental Germans: Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939-59 by Christoph Laucht

Elemental Germans: Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939-59

byChristoph Laucht

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

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Christoph Laucht offers the first investigation into the roles played by two German-born émigré atomic scientists, Klaus Fuchs and Rudolf Peierls, in the development of British nuclear culture, especially the practice of nuclear science and the political implications of the atomic scientists' work, from the start of the Second World War until 1959.

CHRISTOPH LAUCHT Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Leeds, UK. His research interests include the cultural history of the atomic age and the transnational history of the Cold War. He is co-editor of Divided, But Not Disconnected: German Experiences of the Cold War (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010).
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Title:Elemental Germans: Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939-59Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230354874

ISBN - 13:9780230354876

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ContentsList of Figures Preface List of Abbreviations Introduction Difficult Beginnings: Social Integration between Survival and InternmentAlmost Accidental Beginnings: Professional Integration between Marginalization and British-American Nuclear Co-operationAmerican Interlude: The Manhattan Project, the Atom Bomb and the Emergence of a New Approach to Nuclear ResearchA Nation Betrayed? The Klaus Fuchs Atomic Espionage Case Reconsidered Subject to Suspicion: Rudolf Peierls and the Klaus Fuchs Espionage Case The Responsible Scientist: Rudolf Peierls and the Formation of the Atomic Scientists' Association The 'Unpolitical' Scientist: Rudolf Peierls, the Concept of 'Objective' Science and the End of the Atomic Scientists' AssociationConclusions and AfterthoughtsNotes and References BibliographyIndex