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Edward Teller

The Real Dr. Strangelove

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HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674016699

Publication Date: 10/29/2004

Short

512 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

55 halftones, 1 line illustration

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

Peter Goodchild demonstrates in this sensitive and fascinating biography [that] Teller’s danger arose from the fact that he was both a brilliant scientist and a skilled political manipulator—but unfortunately also a man of limited wisdom. It would be easy to ridicule [Teller], but Goodchild, to his credit, resists shallow scorn. Teller emerges as a complicated individual whose actions were always logical, if rather warped. He becomes rather more frightening than I had ever previously imagined, for it is no longer possible to dismiss him as a madman.—Gerard J. DeGroot, Scotland on Sunday

Edward Teller, the ‘Father of the H-bomb,’ emerges in this readable biography as a brilliant, insecure, sometimes paranoid figure with a significant—and decidedly ambiguous—historical legacy… Goodchild, a BBC television producer and author of a biography of Oppenheimer, offers a detailed, studiously balanced portrait drawn from archives and interviews with Teller himself and many who knew (and loved or loathed) him.Publishers Weekly

An excellent biography of a great physicist-politician and an interesting account of most of the science and politics involved with nuclear weapons.—R. L. Stearns, Choice

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