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

User Review  - Anameeka - Goodreads

The overview of the players; Nazis, German scientists, and Allied scientists is good. Unfortunately, the book is just that, an overview. I found it slightly boring, I'm not exactly sure why, perhaps because the book seems superficial. The narration by Simon Prebble was excellent. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jerry - Goodreads

This book is filled with interesting information about the German scientists of the early 20th century. Unfortunately, it is rather poorly written. It struck me more as a thesis, rather than as a popular non-fiction work. I found it very slow reading, and was glad when I finally finished. Read full review


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