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By Edward Teller

Edward Teller is likely to be top identified for his trust in freedom via robust protection. yet this notable memoir ultimately unearths the guy at the back of the headlines--passionate and funny, committed and constant. by no means earlier than has Teller informed his tale as totally as he does the following. We study his real place on every little 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 folks and occasions that formed him as a scientist, starting together with his early love of track and math, and carrying on with along with his examine of quantum physics less than Werner Heisenberg. He additionally describes his relationships with a few of the century's maximum minds--Einstein, Bohr, Fermi, Szilard, von Neumann--and bargains a decent evaluate of the improvement of the atomic and hydrogen bombs, the founding of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and his advanced dating with J. Robert Oppenheimer.Rich and humanizing, this candid memoir describes the occasions that led Edward Teller to be venerated or abhorred, and gives a desirable viewpoint at the skill of a unmarried person to impact the process history.

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