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By David C. Cassidy

"Exhaustively specific but eminently readable, this is often an immense book."Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Cassidy doesn't quite a bit exculpate Heisenberg as clarify him, with a transparency that makes this biography a excitement to read."Los Angeles Times

"Well crafted and readable . . . [Cassidy] offers a nuanced and compelling account of Heisenberg's life."The Harvard publication Review

In 1992, David C. Cassidy’s groundbreaking biography of Werner Heisenberg, Uncertainty, was once released to resounding acclaim from students and critics. Michael Frayn, within the Playbill of the Broadway creation of Copenhagen, observed it as one in every of his major resources and “the average paintings in English.” Richard Rhodes (The Making of the Atom Bomb) referred to as it “the definitive biography of a very good and tragic physicist,” and the Los Angeles Times praised it as “an very important ebook. Cassidy has sifted the checklist and brilliantly exact Heisenberg’s actions.” No booklet that has seemed considering that has rivaled Uncertainty, now out of print, for its intensity and wealthy aspect of the existence, occasions, and technology of this really good and debatable determine of twentieth-century physics.

Since the autumn of the Soviet Union, long-suppressed info has emerged on Heisenberg’s function within the Nazi atomic bomb undertaking. In Beyond Uncertainty, Cassidy translates this and different formerly unknown fabric in the context of his monstrous learn and tackles the vexing questions of a scientist’s own accountability and guilt while serving an abhorrent army regime.

David C. Cassidy is the writer of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the yank Century, Einstein and Our World, and Uncertainty.

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