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Terrors and Marvels: How Science and Technology Changed the Character and Outcome of World War II

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The dreadful global conflagration known as the Second World War was more than the clashing of great armies on bloody battlefields. A different kind of war was being waged in the secret laboratories on both sides of the conflict -- a war that would alter the course and determine the outcome of the bitter hostilities, forever changing our world and future.

In a stunning amalg
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 14th 2002 by William Morrow
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Jonathan
Sep 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
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An interesting idea done poorly. It's largely a rehash of material better covered elsewhere (including ultra code breaking, radar, proximity fuzes, anti-submarine improvements, and the atomic bomb project).

Worse I noticed a number of errors, omissions, or misleading material. Here are a few examples:
1) It managed to misplace the port of Antwerp into Holland
2) imply the proximity fuze was primarily intended to generate fragments for the purpose of detonating unstable explosive carried by the targ
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Robert
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don't waste your time. this book is terrible.
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I consider myself fortunate in that I always wanted to write, have been able to do so since my undergraduate days, and have had my work published and produced in many forms – histories, novels, children’s books, documentaries, fictional programs, poetry, plays, songs, newspaper columns, magazine articles, even a comic book.

My first book, THE DAY AMERICA CRASHED, was published in 1979, and since th
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