The Man Who Stalked Einstein by Bruce J.  Hillman audiobook

The Man Who Stalked Einstein: How Nazi Scientist Philipp Lenard Changed the Course of History

By Bruce J. Hillman , Birgit Ertl-Wagner , and Bernd C. Wagner
Read by Arthur Morey

Blackstone Publishing 9781493010011

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504681247

  • ISBN: 9781504681223

  • ISBN: 9781504681230

Runtime: 7.77 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

By the end of World War I, Albert Einstein had become the face of the new science of theoretical physics and had made some powerful enemies. One of those enemies, Nobel Prize winner Philipp Lenard, spent a career trying to discredit him. Their story of conflict, pitting Germany’s most widely celebrated Jew against the Nazi scientist who was to become Hitler’s chief advisor on physics, had an impact far exceeding what the scientific community felt at the time. Indeed, their mutual antagonism affected the direction of science long after 1933, when Einstein took flight to America and changed the history of two nations. The Man Who Stalked Einstein details the tense relationship between Einstein and Lenard, their ideas and actions, during the eventful period between World War I and World War II.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This very accessible popular science book will engage readers interested in physics, World War II, history, and biography.” Library Journal
“A deeply fascinating, deeply sad book that will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of modern science.” Booklist
“History of the clash between ‘German’ and ‘Jewish’ physics in the early decades of the last century. That clash explains why Albert Einstein ended up at Princeton and why his self-appointed nemesis, Philipp Lenard, ended his years stripped of academic rank but worshipping Adolf Hitler to the end…[whose] larger punishment lies in being mostly forgotten today.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Arthur Morey injects a hint of Einstein’s real-life persona into the famous scientist’s voice in this audiobook. Philipp Lenard, a rival and doubter of Einstein, rose to power in Nazi Germany as Hitler’s science advisor. Their story is told dramatically, with Morey capturing the essence of the battle between pacifism and the Nazi regime. Here is science, of course, including discussions of quantum physics, as well as personal drama, including details of Einstein’s marital problems. The story also covers the atmosphere in Germany’s scientific community at that time and touches on Edward Teller’s interest in developing a hydrogen bomb for the US. The authors thoroughly cover the intersections of science with politics and war.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Bruce J. Hillman

Author Bio: Bruce J.  Hillman

Bruce J. Hillman, MD, has distinguished himself as a health services researcher, clinical trialist, and author of both medical articles and short stories published in elite magazines and journals. He is professor and former chair of radiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has published over three hundred medical articles, book chapters, and editorials, including his 2010 book for the lay public, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: How Medical Imaging Is Changing Health Care. Dr. Hillman has served as editor-in-chief of three medical journals, including his current position with the Journal of the American College of Radiology. He was deputy editor of the online literary and humanities journal, Hospital Drive, and has published eight short stories in such journals as the Connecticut Review, Compass Rose, and Aethlon, the Journal of Sport Literature.

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Author Bio: Birgit Ertl-Wagner

Author Bio: Birgit Ertl-Wagner

Birgit Ertl-Wagner is a professor of radiology, radiologist, and neuroradiologist at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Hospital. She is section chief for magnetic resonance imaging at LMU’s Institute of Clinical Radiology. Prof. Ertl-Wagner is also associate international editor for the Journal of the American College of Radiology and a regular reviewer for numerous national and international journals.

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Author Bio: Bernd C. Wagner

Author Bio: Bernd C. Wagner

Bernd C. Wagner, PhD, is a senior manager in the IT service industry following a successful career in consulting and corporate strategy. He studied history and philosophy in Munich and Edinburgh and the University of Bochum, Germany, where he wrote his thesis on the topic “ IG Auschwitz.” He authored a book based on his thesis detailing the involvement of German industry in the genocide conducted at Auschwitz, and he was coeditor of two books on related topics.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English