Hunting Heisenberg

Hunting Heisenberg

The Secret Race to Capture the Nazis' Most Dangerous Man

Book - 2019
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The incredible untold story of the secret mission that pitted US scientists and the OSS against Soviet agents in an all-out race to capture Nazi atomic experts and weapons in an epic battle that sparked the Cold War.

In the final days of World War II with both the US and Russia maneuvering to fill the power vacuum left from a defeated Germany, one last battle raged behind-the-scenes: who would be the first to catch the atomic bomb Hitler's scientists were rumored to be developing?

General William "Wild Bill" Donovan, head of the newly created Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA, put together a team of soldiers, scientists (referred to as the "longhairs"), spies, and assassins to carry out the plan, including such individuals as Colonel Boris Pash, a fearless, reckless, death-defying man on a mission; Sam Goudsmit, a fierce Dutch anti-Nazi physicist whose parents were murdered in a concentration camp; and an eccentric, obsessive-compulsive Major League baseball player-turned-spy named Moe Berg.

Because transcripts of secret recordings captured during operation Alsos were only recently declassified, the story of this amazing adventure has never before been told.

A riveting and fast-paced tale of wartime heroics full of astonishing twists and turns, Hunting Heisenberg is an essential account of a pivotal time in American history--filled to the brim with colorful characters facing a terrible new enemy whose evil has no precedent.
Publisher: Canada : Touchstone, 2019.
ISBN: 9781501152474
Characteristics: 384 pages

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