Brighter than a Thousand Suns has ratings and 26 reviews. Robert Jungk beleuchtet in seinem Buch die Entwicklung der ersten Kernwaffen und dabei. Brighter than a Thousand Suns”, A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists, by Robert Jungk, was first published in “Why are we. by Robert R. Wilson. BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS: A. PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE ATOMIC. SCIENTISTS, by Robert Jungk. Har court, Brace and .

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Rpbert more about Amazon Giveaway. May 29, Karl rated it it was amazing Shelves: It has an introduction by Bertrand Russell, at least in the British version, on scientists seduced into evil by a mixture of good and bad motives.

Nov 09, MM Callahan rated it really liked it Shelves: Though I took German in high school, I remember near none and have no intention of reading this in its original language, so must be content with this. Sein Stil ist klar und lesenswert.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? About the Author No Bio. This page was last edited on htousand Decemberat I had such good memories of the book that I bought it in order to read it again.

Robert Jungk wrote that in Jungk’s book has a mass of loose ends – x copy has a seedling-like growth of little coloured post-it notes where I intended to look further.


The book is an exciting experience on the beautiful years in Gottingen University where important original mathematical derivations were done on the coffee table in the cafeteria by great minds who discussed in the “rarefied atmosphere at the limits of human understanding”. Quotes from Brighter than a T You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

While an easy to read book, Jungk presents some false information that depreciates the value of the book. I had such good memories of the book that I bought it in order to read it again.

Admiration for the brilliance of those who discovered the theory, wonder at the technology combined w In trying to struggle through reading Quantum, I recalled reading this book a fair amount of years ago.

I read this in high school before I could really appreciate the bomb race and horizon of technology Surely flights might have been arranged. His own parents were both killed by Nazi’s.

Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists by Robert Jungk

You will see the great birth-pangs of ideas, pettiness of great scientists and the ultimate insensitivity of political leadership to human suffering. An account of the remarkable scientists who discovered that nuclear fission was possible and then became concerned about its implications.

The book is largely based on personal interviews with persons who played leading parts in the construction and deployment of the bombs.

Could it be some of the sailors had doubts about the bombs – even official films of the bombs look wrong. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.


Book Review: “Brighter Than A Thousand Suns” – by Robert Jungk

The book has lots of details but if you buy it, beware of some of the downright distortions of history. Views Read Edit View history.

The book was researched and written at the time most the scientists who contributed to the Manhattan Project were still alive. Niels Bohrs Memorandum to President Roose. Set up a giveaway. From then on, it was a rush to test the bomb, and then use it, before the Japanese surrendered.

Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists

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This international financier could always obtain entry to the White House, for he had often amazed Roosevelt by his usually astonishingly accurate forecasts of economic thoisand. Thirteen The Stricken This is an important book for scientists: Jungk was apparently a Berlin Jew, bornwho studied European classics, and got a PhD in ‘modern European history’, presumably meaning Europe since the French Revolution, or perhaps the Renaissance.