xii, 447 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
9780316381680 (hardcover) 0316381683 (hardcover)
The leaders of the Manhattan Project were alarmed to learn that Nazi Germany was far outpacing the Allies in nuclear weapons research. Hitler would soon have the capability to reverse the entire D-Day operation and conquer Europe. Kean tells the story of a rough and motley crew of geniuses-- dubbed the Alsos Mission-- sent into Axis territory to spy on, sabotage, and even assassinate members of Nazi Germany's feared Uranium Club. The Mission included Moe Berg, a major league catcher and multilingual international spy; Joe Kennedy Jr, whose need for adventure lead him to volunteer for the dangerous mission; and Irène and Frederic Joliot-Curie, a physics Nobel-Prize winning power couple who became active members of the resistance. -- adapted from jacket
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-433) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Prologue: Summer of '44 Prewar, to 1939 1940-1941 1942 1943 1944 1945.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.