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The bastard brigade: the true story of the renegade scientists and spies who sabotaged the Nazi atomic bomb

The bastard brigade: the true story of the renegade scientists and spies who sabotaged the Nazi atomic bomb

Kean, Sam, author

Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely in history have scientific secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the midst of planning the Manhattan Project, the U.S. Office of Strategic Services created a secret offshoot - the Alsos Mission - meant to gather intelligence on and sabotage if necessary, scientific research by the Axis powers. What resulted was a plot worthy of the finest thriller, full of spies, sabotage and murder. At its heart was the 'Lightning A' team, a group of intrepid soldiers, scientists, and spies - and even a famed baseball player - who were given almost free rein to get themselves embedded within the German scientific community to stop the most terrifying threat of the war: Hitler acquiring an atomic bomb of his very own

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Published London: Hodder, 2020
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Statement of responsibility: Sam Kean
ISBN: 152937488X, 9781529374889
Note: Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2019.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xii, 452 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Nuclear physics Research Germany History 20th century.; Atomic bomb Germany History 20th century.; Espionage, American Germany History 20th century.; World War, 1939-1945 Science.; Warfare and Defence.; World War, 1939-1945 Military intelligence.; United States. War Department. Alsos Mission History.