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The untold story of how science went big, built the bombs that helped win WWII, and became dependent on government and industry; and the forgotten genius who started it all, Ernest Lawrence. From a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Michael Hiltzik tells an epic story, one with arenas of tragedy as well as triumph, and he tells it well.”

    Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian

  • “When the young Berkeley physics professor Ernest Lawrence first envisioned what he called a ‘proton merry-go-round,’ he recognized its potential to revolutionize science. Hiltzik here tells the fascinating story of how this exceptional scientist won support for his epoch-making research tool and then assembled and managed an unprecedented team of experts who used that tool to penetrate subatomic mysteries.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A fascinating biography of a physicist who transformed how science is done.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “[Hiltizk’s] portrait of [Ernest] Lawrence, who gave birth to the modern research lab through sheer force of will, is powerful.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015 for Nonfiction
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About the Author

Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author who has covered business, technology, and public policy for the Los Angeles Times for twenty years. In that time he has served as a financial and political writer, an investigative reporter, and a foreign correspondent in Africa and Russia. He currently serves as the Times business columnist. His other books include Colossus, The Plot Against Social Security, Dealers of Lightning, and A Death in Kenya. He received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry. Among his other awards for excellence in reporting are the 2004 Gerald Loeb Award for outstanding business commentary and the Silver Gavel from the American Bar Association for outstanding legal reporting. A graduate of Colgate University, he received a master of science degree in journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in 1974. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

About the Narrator

Bob Souer is a full-time professional storyteller, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated broadcast and nonbroadcast projects for corporations and ministries across North America. His voice has been heard on PBS, the History Channel, the Military Channel, and many other networks. He has also narrated radio and television programs for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, D. James Kennedy Ministries, SIM, and Compassion International.