Hitler's Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall by Jeremy BernsteinHitler's Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall by Jeremy Bernstein

Hitler's Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall

byJeremy BernsteinIntroduction byD. Cassidy

Paperback | December 21, 2000

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From April through December of 1945, ten of Nazi Germany's greatest nuclear physicists were detained by Allied military and intelligence services in a kind of gilded cage at Farm Hall, an English country manor near Cambridge. The physicists knew the Reich had failed to develop an atomic bomb, and they soon learned, from a BBC radio report on August 6, that the Allies had succeeded in their own efforts to create such a weapon. But what they did not know was that many of their meetings and private conversations were being monitored and recorded by British agents. This book contains the complete collection of transcripts that were made from these secret recordings, providing an unprecedented view of how the German scientists, including two Nobel Laureates, thought and spoke about their roles during the war.
Title:Hitler's Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm HallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:415 pagesPublished:December 21, 2000Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387950893

ISBN - 13:9780387950891

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Table of Contents

Introduction by David Cassidy.- Prologue.- Cast of Characters.- Brief Chronology.- Part I: Settling In.- Part II: The Bomb Drops.- Part III: Putting the Pieces Together.- Part IV: Looking to the Future.- Part V: Looking Toward Home.- Part VI: A Nobel for Otto Hahn.- Epilogue.- Appendix A: Heisenberg's Lecture, 26 February 1942.- Appendix B: Von Laue's Letter to Paul Rosbaud, 1959.- Appendix C: BBC Report, 6 August 1945.- Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of the Ten Detainees.- Selected Bibliography.

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In the hopes of building the first atomic bomb, Adolph Hitler’s Nazi regime recruited the services of 10 of Germany’s best nuclear physicists. In December, 1945, the Allied military captured and detained these men at Farm Hall, an English country manor. At this point, the physicists realized that the Allies had created a nuclear weapon while they had failed. In Hitler’s Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall, readers will learn about the thoughts of these men and the state of their consciences after working for Hitler.