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HEISENBERG Great Scientist, Loyal Citizen, Courageous Human By Jack M. Hollander
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This story centers on the life of the scientist who led the German nuclear program during World War II, Professor Werner Heisenberg, Nobel Prize winner, a man fiercely loyal to his country. Even... More > after eight decades, Heisenberg's role remains controversial. Some believe he tried to make an atomic bomb, but failed because he did not fully understand the physics of the bomb. Others believe he cleverly sabotaged the German nuclear program, so that construction of an atomic bomb was never attempted by Hitler's government. The failure of Nazi Germany to produce an atomic bomb is a matter of immense historical interest. Had they succeeded ahead of the U.S. Manhattan Project, Germany would probably have won the war, with catastrophic consequences for the Western world. Yet this story, perhaps the most important of the entire war, is still poorly known.< Less

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