PROF : THE LIFE OF FREDERICK LINDEMANN.

Fort, Adrian.


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1st ed., 2003. Ix + 374 pp., 15 photo & other plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Slight lean to front cover o/w FINE. Cuttings Tipped-in. Frederick Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, became Churchill's scientific adviser and close friend and he reached the very pinnacle of political, scientific and social Britain. Widely known as 'Prof' he championed and befriended Einstein and repeatedly risked his own life – and saved many others – in demonstrating how to escape from aeroplane spin. Between the wars Lindemann established, almost from scratch, Oxford University's international reputation in physics. As Churchill's confidant he was advised on all the central issues of the war, including the U-boat threat, the bombing of Germany, the V-Weapon peril and the creation of the atom bomb. This is a fascinating biography.


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