"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."
About the Author
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.