Memoirs: A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics
Edward Teller could be top recognized for his trust in freedom via robust protection. yet this impressive memoir eventually unearths the fellow at the back of the headlines--passionate and funny, dedicated and constant. by no means ahead of has Teller informed his tale as absolutely as he does right here. We research his actual place on every thing from the bombing of Japan to the pursuit of guns study within the post-war years. In transparent and compelling prose, Teller chronicles the folk and occasions that formed him as a scientist, starting together with his early love of tune and math, and carrying on with along with his examine of quantum physics below Werner Heisenberg. He additionally describes his relationships with a few of the century's maximum minds--Einstein, Bohr, Fermi, Szilard, von Neumann--and deals a good evaluate of the advance of the atomic and hydrogen bombs, the founding of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and his complex dating with J. Robert Oppenheimer.Rich and humanizing, this candid memoir describes the occasions that led Edward Teller to be venerated or abhorred, and gives a desirable standpoint at the skill of a unmarried person to impact the process history.