The book is well-written and is worth reading.
In his book, Thomas Powers has combined his experience as a writer with years of exhaustive research to form a fresh and in-depth interpretation of these events.
As I believe the book shows, Heisenberg did the next best thing, which was to work half-heartedly on the German Bomb.
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This book is one that inspires famous drama 'Copenhagen'!!! It's definately fascinating if you are a fan of the drama and a nerd like me....Published 12 months ago by Leo
The author makes the case that Heisenberg, von Weiszacker, Hahn and others were against making a bomb and did not try to make a bomb, they carried out research on reactors. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Professor Joseph L. McCauley
Spoiler alert! Don't read the rest of the review if you want to find out what the author thinks was Heisenberg's contribution to the German nuclear bomb effort. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by arpard fazakas
This book should be read in conjunction with the book on Ettore Majorana, Brilliant Darkness, if you want a complete picture of what Heisenburg did and why he did it. Read morePublished on April 12, 2010 by Karen A. Lebens
A very readable and thrilling book. Thomas Powers made a good and subtle research. My congratulations!Published on April 1, 2010 by Dietrich Hahn
I read this in hardcover soon after it was published in 1993. It was a promising subject (did Nazi Germany get close to making an atomic bomb?). Read morePublished on December 22, 2008 by ct reader
This is a solid, well-researched book that presents Heisenberg in a fair light, for once.
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My first criticism is that the book has way too much minutia which made it dull. I had to really plough through some of it and my reading was interruped by many naps. Read morePublished on August 23, 2004 by Tony