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Elemental Germans

Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939-59

Authors: Laucht, Christoph

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About this book

Christoph Laucht offers the first investigation into the roles played by two German-born emigre atomic scientists, Klaus Fuchs and Rudolf Peierls, in the development of British nuclear culture, especially the practice of nuclear science and the political implications of the atomic scientists' work, from the start of the Second World War until 1959.

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CHRISTOPH LAUCHT Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Leeds, UK. His research interests include the cultural history of the atomic age and the transnational history of the Cold War. He is co-editor of Divided, But Not Disconnected: German Experiences of the Cold War (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010).

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'...this book is a valuable addition to the field of physics history and should interest British Cold War and science historians alike, particularly those investigating the history of nuclear weapons or the development of European scientific cooperation in the post-war period.'

- Martin Theaker, University of Cambridge


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Laucht, Christoph

    Pages 1-11

  • Difficult Beginnings: Social Integration between Survival and Internment

    Laucht, Christoph

    Pages 12-30

  • Almost Accidental Beginnings: Professional Integration between Marginalization and British-American Nuclear Cooperation

    Laucht, Christoph

    Pages 31-55

  • American Interlude: The Manhattan Project, the Atom Bomb and the Emergence of a New Approach to Nuclear Research

    Laucht, Christoph

    Pages 56-81

  • A Nation Betrayed? The Klaus Fuchs Atomic Espionage Case Reconsidered

    Laucht, Christoph

    Pages 82-109

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Softcover $105.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elemental Germans
Book Subtitle
Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939-59
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02833-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137028334
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35487-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34667-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 288
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