12 seconds of silence : how a team of inventors, tinkerers, and spies took down a Nazi superweapon
—Holmes, Jamie, author.
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2020
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"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.

Item Details
Subjects:
Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory -- History.
Military weapons -- History.
Proximity fuzes -- Design and construction.
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development -- History.
Weapons industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945.
ISBN:
9781328460127
Description:
xiv, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm.
Other Title:
Twelve seconds of silence
How a team of inventors, tinkerers, and spies took down a Nazi superweapon
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Part I: Peace
Zing-a-Zing!
Emergency Mode
Scientific Spies
The Wizard
Section Tuve
Choice Overload
Uncanny Days
Peenemùˆnde
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.
LCCN:
2019045690
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