The Last Man Who Knew Everything by David N. Schwartz audiobook

The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age

By David N. Schwartz
Read by Tristan Morris

Basic Books, Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549114205

  • ISBN: 9781549114175

  • ISBN: 9781538514122

Runtime: 15.52 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In 1942 a team at the University of Chicago achieved what no one had before: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi. Straddling the ages of classical physics and quantum mechanics, equally at ease with theory and experiment, Fermi truly was the last man who knew everything—at least about physics. But he was also a complex figure who was a part of both the Italian Fascist Party and the Manhattan Project, and a less-than-ideal father and husband who nevertheless remained one of history’s greatest mentors. Based on new archival material and exclusive interviews, The Last Man Who Knew Everything lays bare the enigmatic life of a colossus of twentieth-century physics.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thoroughly enjoyable, impressively researched…A rewarding, expert biography of a giant of the golden age of physics.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: David N. Schwartz

Author Bio: David N. Schwartz

David N. Schwartz holds a PhD in political science from MIT and is the author of two previous books. He has worked at the State Department Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, and at Goldman Sachs in a variety of roles in both London and New York. He lives in New York with his wife, Susan. His father, Melvin Schwartz, shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1988.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 15.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English