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12 seconds of silence : how a team of inventors, tinkerers, and spies took down a Nazi superweapon / Jamie Holmes.

Holmes, Jamie, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 623.4 (Text) 33062009348989 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328460127
  • ISBN: 1328460126
  • Physical Description: xiv, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Peace -- Zing-a-Zing! -- Emergency Mode -- Scientific Spies -- The Wizard -- Section Tuve -- Choice Overload -- Uncanny Days -- Peenemünde -- Don't Slow Down -- Prying Eyes -- Escalation -- Part II: War -- Ready or Not -- No Alibis -- Dr. Jones's Raid -- The Garage -- Three Runs, Three Hits -- Into the Fleet -- New Tricks -- Cherry Stone -- A London Fuse -- AMNIARIX -- Part III: Victory -- Ski Shapes -- Ranch Country -- Chemical Boys -- Things Carried -- Wachtel is Hiding -- A Comet Gone Wrong -- "Turkey Shoot" -- Ack Ack Girls -- A Cold Winter -- Tug of War -- Downtime.
Summary, etc.:
"The riveting story of the American scientists, tinkerers, and nerds who solved one of the biggest puzzles of World War II-and developed one of the most powerful weapons of the war."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Proximity fuzes > Design and construction.
World War, 1939-1945.
Military weapons > History.
Weapons industry > United States > History > 20th century.
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development > History.
Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory > History.

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