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"Excellent. An interesting, thorough, and objective discussion of the life of Edward Teller, a brilliant but controversial scientist."
-Charles Townes, Nobel laureate, University of California at Berkeley
"A must read for those who wish an accurate accounting of Teller and his associates who led the free world into the nuclear era."
-Harold M. Agnew, former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory,
former chairman of the US General Advisory Committee ACDA
"Recommended for college and research libraries’ history of science collections and is highly recommended for lay readers with a penchant for science."
'This is a fascinating and educational read. A particularly significant aspect of this text is the light it shines on the struggles and conflicts that ethics plays within science…This book would be a great choice for an advanced or secondary college class that integrates the history of science and physics."
Istvan Hargittai PhD, DSc (Budapest, Hungary), is the author of the critically acclaimed Judging Edward Teller; the six-volume Candid Science series of interviews with famous scientists; The Road to Stockholm: Nobel Prizes, Science, and Scientists; The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century; and The DNA Doctor: Candid Conversations with James D. Watson. Dr. Hargittai is Research Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and a member of the Academia Europaea in London.
This read is very enjoyable for Manhatten Project enthusiasts, and Teller was a great American and boon to the development of our defenses against nuclear attack; he was a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dr. M.
The book started to drag about the midway point where politics was more important than physics. There is a number of other physicists mentioned in the book and the information on... Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by glenn andrew
Excellent book. Gives a very clear presentation of the personnality and achievements of Teller. The author is well known for his excellent biographies of scientistsPublished on February 17, 2013 by Ladislas ROBERT LR
Too long dispatching time and huge costs for mailing. Other aspects of the product are very positive, mainly price and quality of the book.Published on November 29, 2012 by Riccardo Luppi