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What follows is a series on the race between the United States and Germany to build the atomic bomb during World War II.
My intention was to do a two or three-part story on Moe Berg, but it led to an intriguing story of spies, shady characters, and odd-ball scientists that I had to continue the series into the closed, secretive society the Soviet Union in the early years of the Cold War. Just scroll down to follow the sequence of the race for the atomic bomb. Now....Part one:
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Part two
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Part sixPart sevenPart eightPart ninePart TenPart eleven, the final segment

  The Catcher Was a Spy–The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff
Moe Berg is the only major-league baseball player whose bubble-gum baseball card is on display in the headquarters of the CIA. For Berg was much more than a third-string catcher who played on several big league teams between 1923 and 1939. Educated at Princeton and the Sorbonne, he was reputed to speak a dozen languages and went on to become an OSS spy in Europe during World War II. Dawidoff follows his life from his claustrophobic childhood through his glamorous careers in sports and epionage and into the long, nomadic years during which he mooched on the hospitality of such acquaintances as Joe DiMaggio and Albert Einstein.
5" x 8" 453 pages, index, photos, paperbound ISBN 0-679-76289-2
#107 Catcher Was a Spy $15.95
   The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
A step-by-suspensful step of the discovery and invention of man's mostawesome weapon,. With rich, human, political, and scientific detail here is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of vast enerty lockd inside the atom tothe dropping of the first bombs on Japan. The Making of the Atomic Bomb has been compared in its sweep and importance to William L. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It is at once a narrative touir de force and a document as powerful as its subject.
6" x 9" 886 pages, index, photos, paperbound
#32 Making of the Atomic Bomb $20.00

 
 Stalin's Captive–Nikolaus Riehl and th Soviet Race for the Bomb
by Nikolaus Riehl and Frederick Seitz, presented by the Americal Chemical Society
This historic book contains two parts: The main part, translaed into English from German tells Riehl's absorbing account of his key role in the production of pure uranium for and his involvement in, the Soviet nuclear bomb program. The first part was written by Fred Seitz, a nuclear scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is an overall narrative of the German scientists who worked on the Soviet's bomb. It is richly illustrated with more than 60 photos of prominent scientists including Manfred Von Ardenne, Max Born, Edoardo Amaldi; Russian big-shots–Beria, Sakharov, Zavenyagin; and the U.S. Alsos Mission featuring the mysterious Boris Pash.
6" x 9" 218 pages, index, illustrated, hardbound ISBN 0-8412-3310-1
#28 Stalin's Captive $34.95
   Sisterhood of Spies–The Women of the OSS by Elizabeth P. McIntosh
The daring misioins that cloak-and-dagger skullduggery of America's World War II intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), are well documented and have become the stuff of legend. Yet the contributions of the four thousand women who made up one-fifth of the OSSstaff have gone largely unheralded. Here for the first time is a chronicle of their fascinating adventures, told by one of their own. A seasoned journalist and veteran of sensitive OSS and CIA operations, Mrs. McIntosh draws on her own experiences and interviews with more than a hundred other OSS women to reveal some of the most tantalizing, saucy, and sexy escapades of the war in Europe and Asia.
6" x 9" 284 pages, index, photos, hardbound
#110 Sisterhood of Spies $32.95

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 A Cartoon of the District of Columbia Flashbacks Volume One Patrick M. Reynolds brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city. This book covers the early history of DC from 1776 to 1863. You'll be surprised at how many cities served as the U.S. capital; you'll be amazed that the city was built--despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

 
DC Neighborhoods Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LeDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-33-2
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

Previous weeks' stories and references:
Animals....Aviation History...Children...Constitution-How & Why we got it...Civil War... Autocamping...American Presidency...Auto Racing...Baseball History...the Bible & the Presidency...Blizzard of 1888...Bubble Houses...Chinese...Combat Artists...The CCCs...Declaration of Independence...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. Food History,,, HOLIDAYS...German Americans...Italian Americans...The Italian Crisis...
Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington... Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA...Black History... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Chesapeake Beach...Quiltmaking...Chesapeake Bay Stories...Ghost stories... Maryland History...Music History...Naval History (Seebees, Armed Guard, etc)...Rock & Roll History...Hoover Airport...Slavery...Swampoodle...Sports...Origins of Words & Phrases...Inventions...Railroads...Virginia History...Washington, DC History...Nazis in America...Wilkes Expedition...Stamps...Women

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