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New York Times best-selling author Sam Kean 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 US Office of Strategic Services created a secret offshoot - the Alsos Mission - 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. 

While the Manhattan Project and other feats of scientific genius continue to inspire us today, few people know about the international intrigue and double dealing that accompanied those breakthroughs. The Bastard Brigade recounts this forgotten history, fusing a nonfiction spy thriller with some of the most incredible scientific ventures of all time.

GENRE
Geschichte
ERZÄHLER
BS
Ben Sullivan
DAUER
14:38
Std. Min.
ERSCHIENEN
2019
19. Juli
VERLAG
Hodder & Stoughton
PRÄSENTIERT VON
Audible.de
SPRACHE
EN
Englisch
GRÖSSE
746.1
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