Memoirs by Edward Teller
A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics

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The fascinating recollections of one of the most controversial scientists of the nuclear age
 

About Edward Teller

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Teller was born in Hungary in 1908 and educated in Germany. He came to the United States in 1935. A theoretical physicist, he worked on nuclear weapons during and after World War II, and was instrumental in the development of the hydrogen bomb. Shoolery is a former science teacher who has worked as a writer and editor on a variety of publications. Now retired, she and her husband live in Half Moon Bay, California.
 
Published September 9, 2009 by Basic Books. 672 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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He even forgives atom spy Klaus Fuchs for his treason, for, writes Teller, “from what I have seen of the competence of Soviet scientists, I have reason to believe that they could have produced the weapons independently, once they knew that an atomic bomb could be produced.” Teller’s overarching t...

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After Hiroshima and Nagasaki came troubling years: Teller encountered great opposition to future nuclear research from the scientific community and found former friends unwilling to shake his hand after he testified against J.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Simic's 18 collected pieces, published between 1990 and 1993, might well be called a parade of memory.

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Nights and Weekends

He can’t hold Lenny based on Mary Ann’s visions, but he hopes to learn what Lenny plans next, which will make it easier to get enough evidence to arrest him.

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London Review of Books

Teller thought that in this, as in other nuclear matters, Kennedy showed insufficient zeal, and when the President asked him about the Panama plan, Teller was sharp with his Commander-in-Chief, telling him to his face that ‘It will take less time to complete the canal than for you to make up your...

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