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Sam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler's Atom Bomb.


Sam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler's Atom Bomb

Martijn van Calmthout. Translated and edited by Michiel Horn

Prometheus Books


243 pages




Intertwining history and science, this biography of Dutch physicist Samuel Goudsmit draws on archival material, correspondence, and the papers of his daughter Esther Goudsmit. The book details his contributions to the development of atomic theory, his work with scientists Einstein and Heisenberg, his move to the US in 1927, and his role in the Alsos Mission of the US Department of Defense to search for evidence of atomic bomb research in Germany after the war. In addition to his career, the book details his efforts to rescue his Jewish relatives left in Holland during rise of the Nazis, and to find out the fate of his family while in Europe after the war. The book also covers his later career in the US. B&w historical photos are included. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Title Annotation:Martijn van Calmthout
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Date:Nov 1, 2018
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