The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

The gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb. In the middle of building an atomic bomb, the leaders of the Manhattan Project were alarmed to learn that Nazi Germany was far outpacing the Allies in nuclear weapons research. Hitler, with just a few pounds of uranium, would have the capability to reverse the entire D-Day operation and conquer Europe. So they assembled a rough and motley crew of geniuses - dubbed the Alsos Mission - and sent them careening into Axis territory to spy on, sabotage, and even assassinate members of Nazi Germany's feared Uranium Club.

Title:The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
ISBN:9780316381680
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  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:Sam Kean, who wrote the delightfully informative Caesar’s Last Breath in 2017 about the topic of gases, including a section on nuclear bombs, delves more de...

  • Sean Gibson

    I received a review copy from the publisher, which has in no way affected my review, and, in fact, I had already preordered the book before they contacted me, because Sam Kean is like a non-fiction Sc...

  • Ross Blocher

    Sam Kean is already one of my favorite authors, and his latest offering is yet another fantastic blend of science and human interest. The Bastard Brigade unfolds the Allied effort to prevent Nazi Germ...

  • Ed

    Breezy, entertaining account of Allies' spies who investigated the Nazi's progress in building the atomic bomb. The Nazis program had advanced more than I realized. Interesting backstory given on Joe ...

  • Pam Walter

    Sam Kean has shed light on a  WWII subject that until now has  remained in the shadows.  "The Bastard Brigade" is the true story of the renegade scientists and spies who sabotaged the nazi developm...

  • Steve

    Magnificent book on the crossroads of science and historyThere are the occasional science/history books, that when I reach the end, I go, "Oh no, I want more." The Bastard Brigade is one of those book...

  • Porter Broyles

    In the intro we learn that Sean King is first a physicst and second a fan of literature. He explains that he hadn't written a book involving physics because he wanted one where he could tell a story.T...

  • Jen

    The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Plot to Stop the Nazi Atomic Bomb was a surprise in a number of ways. In spite of my interest in WWII, I wasn't sure if this one would be a winner for me. Th...

  • Thomas Edmund

    By Kean's own admission B***** Brigade is a departure from his usual style, being a more focused A to B story. Although is some respects the story is much like the Brigade, an intriguing whole pieced ...

  • Dave

    As with Mr. Kean's other books, being a tech-nerd is helpful in appreciating many of the nuances. The technical aspects are woven into the history, enabling us to better appreciate the efforts (and s...