Hitler's Scientists: Science, War and the Devil's Pact

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Viking, 2003 - Science - 535 pages
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Nazi Germany had a head start in the science and technologies that dramatically transformed armed conflict in the twentieth century, leading to ultimate weapons of mass destruction, and the means of delivering them, ballistic missiles. In this epic and unique chronicle, Cornwell sets the genius and the eventual corruption of German scientists against the background of Germany's emergence as the technological powerhouse of Europe by the first decade of the century. In the final stages of his story he explores the record of scientists, East and West, since Hitler's fall. Have scientists behaved any better in the course of the Cold War and beyond? This riveting account of twentieth-century science probes fundamental issues of the moral and political responsibilities of all scientists.

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Review: Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact

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Hitler's Scientists A terrifying book, if you think of what might have been John Cornwell has produced a book that is at the same time gripping as a detective novel, readable as a John Grisham book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sandra Woods - Goodreads

My Remembrance Day tradition is to read a book about the military or military service, including UN missions and accounts of civilians in wartime situations. Hitler's Scientists is a very scary ... Read full review

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