Nuclear Forces by Silvan S. Schweber
The Making of the Physicist Hans Bethe

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Of course, Mr. Schweber ends his fine book in September 1939, as Bethe is about to embark on his war work—which means that we must ask the author for more, please.
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What drove Nobel-winning physicist Hans Bethe, head of Theoretical Physics at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, to later renounce the weaponry he had worked so tirelessly to create? That is one of the questions answered by Nuclear Forces, a riveting biography of Bethe’s early life and development as both a scientist and a man of principle.
 

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Silvan S. Schweber is Professor of Physics and Richard Koret Professor in the History of Ideas, Emeritus, at Brandeis University.
 
Published June 13, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 602 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Manjit Kumar on Jul 13 2012

Of course, Mr. Schweber ends his fine book in September 1939, as Bethe is about to embark on his war work—which means that we must ask the author for more, please.

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