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Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb

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Leo Szilard has long been overshadowed by such luminaries as Einstein, Oppenheimer, and Enrico Fermi—with whom he codesigned the first nuclear reactor in 1942. A shy, witty eccentric, the Hungarian born Szilard lived both sides of the arms race, working first to prevent, then to hasten, and finally to outlaw nuclear weapons.

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Paperback, 608 pages
Published October 15th 1994 by University Of Chicago Press (first published January 1st 1992)
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