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The Bastard Brigade : the true story of the renegade scientists and spies who sabotaged the Nazi atomic bomb / Sam Kean.

Kean, Sam, (author.). Sullivan, Ben, (narrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Salem Free Public Library.
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Salem Free Public Library BCD 355.8 KEA (Text to phone) 33640143772717 Adult New Nonfiction CD Available -

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Title from container.
Compact discs.
Includes a PDF of supplemental material.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Ben Sullivan.
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Tells the incredible story of how a renegade group of spies kept Hitler from obtaining his ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb. Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely in history have scientific secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the midst of planning the Manhattan Project, the U.S. Office of Strategic Services created a secret offshoot, the Alsos Mission, which was meant to gather intelligence on and sabotage if necessary, scientific research by the Axis powers. What resulted was a plot worthy of the finest thriller, full of spies, sabotage, and murder. At its heart was the 'Lightning A' team, a group of intrepid soldiers, scientists, and spies, and even a famed baseball player, who were given almost free rein to get themselves embedded within the German scientific community to stop the most terrifying threat of the war: Hitler acquiring an atomic bomb of his very own.
Subject: Manhattan Project (U.S.) > History.
United States. War Department. Alsos Mission > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Military intelligence > United States.
Atomic bomb > Germany > History > 20th century.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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