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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Hiltzik Narrator: Bob Souer Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781622318889
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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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  • “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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