Half Life (BOK)

Frank Close

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The memo landed on Kim Philby's desk in Washington, DC, in July 1950. Three months later, Bruno Pontecorvo, a physicist at Harwell, Britain's atomic energy lab, disappeared without a trace. When he re-surfaced six years later, he was on the other side of the Iron Curtain. One of the most brilliant scientists of his generation, Pontecorvo was privy to many secrets: he had worked on the Anglo-Canadian arm of the Manhattan Project, and quietly discovered a way to find the uranium coveted by nuclear powers. Yet when he disappeared MI5 insisted he was not a threat. Now, based on unprecedented access to archives, letters and surviving family members and scientists, award-winning writer and physics professor Frank Close pieces together an answer to whether Pontecorvo's defection did indeed bring an end to a life of spycraft -and exposes the truth of a man irrevocably marked by the advent of the atomic age and the Cold War.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2015 Forfatter Frank Close
Forlag
Oneworld Publications
ISBN 9781780745817
Antall sider 400 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3,8cm
Vekt 877 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Physics, Espionage & secret services