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  • Hitler's Scientists

  • Science, War, and the Devil's Pact
  • By: John Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

When Hitler came to power in the 1930s, Germany had led the world in science, mathematics, and technology for nearly four decades. But while the fact that Hitler swiftly pressed Germany's scientific prowess into the service of a brutal, racist, xenophobic ideology is well known, few realize that German scientists had knowingly broken international agreements and basic codes of morality to fashion deadly weapons even before World War I.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent due to great content and reader

  • By Dave on 04-12-04

Excellent due to great content and reader

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-04

Both the reader and the content of this audiobook are excellent. I know that I have made a wise purchase when I find myself listening to it over and over again. The details surrounding the development of the German atomic bomb are interesting, and the author examines the moral dilemma of both the German and American scientists in its development. The audiobook is by no means limited to the search for the atomic bomb, however. The development of radio, code-breaking, rocketry and many more are covered. This audiobook is entertaining from beginning to end, and contains many obscure details that will thrill a history or science enthusiast. The reader only adds to an already excellent audiobook.

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