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By Edward Teller

Edward Teller could be most sensible identified for his trust in freedom via robust protection. yet this amazing memoir eventually unearths the fellow in the back of the headlines--passionate and funny, committed and dependable. by no means ahead of has Teller advised his tale as absolutely as he does the following. We research his precise place on every thing from the bombing of Japan to the pursuit of guns learn within the post-war years. In transparent and compelling prose, Teller chronicles the folk and occasions that formed him as a scientist, starting together with his early love of song and math, and carrying on with along with his learn of quantum physics less than Werner Heisenberg. He additionally describes his relationships with many of the century's maximum minds--Einstein, Bohr, Fermi, Szilard, von Neumann--and bargains a good evaluate of the advance of the atomic and hydrogen bombs, the founding of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and his complex courting with J. Robert Oppenheimer.Rich and humanizing, this candid memoir describes the occasions that led Edward Teller to be venerated or abhorred, and offers a desirable point of view at the skill of a unmarried person to impact the process history.

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