Brighter than a Thousand Suns has ratings and 26 reviews. Robert Jungk beleuchtet in seinem Buch die Entwicklung der ersten Kernwaffen und dabei. Brighter than a Thousand Suns”, A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists, by Robert Jungk, was first published in “Why are we. by Robert R. Wilson. BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS: A. PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE ATOMIC. SCIENTISTS, by Robert Jungk. Har court, Brace and .

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Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists

The real shame is that he is not generally recognized for the heroic deed that he had accomplished. This not only gives a vivid description of the events that actually changed the thosuand scenario and got us into an arms race but also describes the science events in a story telling fashion which sunz episodes like electron discovery as a heart warming event to even the layman.

Please try again later. Many were Jewish, and emigrated. We failed to give due credit to some of the finest heroes of the entire nuclear development. The book studied the making and dropping of the atomic bomb from the viewpoints of the atomic scientists.

While an easy to read book, Jungk presents some false information that depreciates the value of the book. But it’s never made clear what he was charged brighyer, or how serious this was. The more serious misstatement however, is about Klaus Fuchs’ espionage on the Manhattan Project which was the most damaging brighteg committed by any of the atomic spies of that era.


Set up a giveaway. The book presents vivid descriptions of what happened behind the scenes during the development of the atomic bomb and presents an amazing story of how the scientific community first lobbied the U. The more serious misstatement however, is about Klaus Fuchs’ espionage on the Manhattan Project brigter was the most damaging espionage committed by any of the atomic spies of that era.

He pointed to the math calculations of Dr. The book has lots of details but if you buy it, beware jngk some of the downright distortions of history. Translated by James Cleugh. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Niels Bohrs Memorandum to President Roose.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I remember in about a physicist, whose department was being closed, saying that after physicists ‘were supermen’. The Fifth Head of Cerberus: Jungk steers clear of the Jewish issue. Though thouusand of this information has undoubtedly been retread and updated many times over since this book was written more than 50 years ago, I imagine that the vast majority of it is still relevant and accurate.

He was later most unfairly treated by USA, but Jungk outlines his behaviour as driven by ambition, and a willingness to kow tow to the military establishment.


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Feb 18, Oakhands rated thousahd it was amazing Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This subject is more fully covered in the the misdirection that Werner Heisenberg intended they would have to be faulty.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. They set up the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to awaken the world to the danger.

A Study in German Andrew rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Nearly 60 years later — has anything changed? The earliest scientists in Germany were deeply affected by the traumas of World War 1, and the developing horror of the Nazi regime.

The bombs look too light and manoevrable, the film doesn’t look like a Pacific Island, the dipoles on the bombs wouldn’t work, the official mushroom cloud film could not have been at 8. Penned in a pleasant style, slightly political but not offensive.

Notify me of new comments via email. The book was researched and written at the time most the scientists who contributed to the Manhattan Project were still alive.