By David C. Cassidy
"Exhaustively distinctive but eminently readable, this can be a massive book."Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Cassidy doesn't rather a lot exculpate Heisenberg as clarify him, with a transparency that makes this biography a excitement to read."Los Angeles Times
"Well crafted and readable . . . [Cassidy] presents a nuanced and compelling account of Heisenberg's life."The Harvard booklet Review
In 1992, David C. Cassidy’s groundbreaking biography of Werner Heisenberg, Uncertainty, used to be released to resounding acclaim from students and critics. Michael Frayn, within the Playbill of the Broadway creation of Copenhagen, talked about it as considered one of his major assets and “the commonplace paintings in English.” Richard Rhodes (The Making of the Atom Bomb) referred to as it “the definitive biography of a good and tragic physicist,” and the Los Angeles Times praised it as “an vital e-book. Cassidy has sifted the checklist and brilliantly targeted Heisenberg’s actions.” No e-book that has seemed due to the fact that has rivaled Uncertainty, now out of print, for its intensity and wealthy aspect of the lifestyles, instances, and technology of this amazing and arguable determine of twentieth-century physics.
Since the autumn of the Soviet Union, long-suppressed info has emerged on Heisenberg’s function within the Nazi atomic bomb venture. In Beyond Uncertainty, Cassidy translates this and different formerly unknown fabric in the context of his enormous examine and tackles the vexing questions of a scientist’s own accountability and guilt whilst serving an abhorrent army regime.
David C. Cassidy is the writer of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the yank Century, Einstein and Our World, and Uncertainty.