Sam Kean - The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

From his classic story of the elements, The Disappearing Spoon, to his recent Caesar's Last Breath, a study of the air we breathe, Kean has woven science and history into tales as engaging as they are illuminating. In his new book he tells the previously untold story of the Alsos Mission, a top-secret effort by Manhattan Project leaders to stop Nazi Germany form developing an atomic bomb. Following a dynamic cast of spies, scientists, and others—such as Babe Ruth and Joe Kennedy, Jr, Kean—recreates the urgency and suspense of a moment when the fate of the world hung in the balance.

 

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Non Fiction
The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316381680
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 9th, 2019