Serving the Reich

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    Serving the Reich

    The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler

    Philip Ball

    Bodley Head 2013

    Hardback 313pp Illustrated

    9781847922489   Product Code: 20097

    Philip Ball examines the moral choices made by three eminent scientists - Max Planck, Peter Debye and Werner Heisenberg - who found themselves caught between science's idealistic goals and the tyranny of the Nazi regime. The stories of these very different personalities - their compromises and concessions, their flaws and misjudgements, their acts of kindness and bravery - are shown to be instructive illustrations of the perennial dilemmas caused by the relationship between science and politics.

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