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Blackett’s War

  • Paperback $18.00

    Nov 05, 2013 | 348 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Feb 19, 2013 | 336 Pages

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Praise

Praise for Stephen Budiansky’s Blackett’s War

Recommended Reading, Scientific American

“A fascinating portrayal of how science contributed to winning the war in Europe.”
The Wall Street Journal
 
“A terrific story, exciting, illuminating, well told.”
Dallas Morning News
 
“Lively and enlightening. . . . Budiansky knowingly and entertainingly re-creates the almost constant struggle between hidebound military traditionalists and the clever civilians who saved them.”
The Washington Post
 
“Engaging. . . . A finely wrought and well-sourced social history of elite science’s wartime mobilization. . . . A wonderful revisionist history of how intelligence derived from Bletchley Park’s breakthroughs combined with Blackett’s operational research to bypass and destroy the Nazi Wolfpacks.”
Fortune

“Budiansky has mastered the difficulties of the story, making it very readable and compelling . . . an important work.”
New York Journal of Books

“A fascinating and skilful blend of naval warfare, science, and British social history with a richly diverse cast of characters.”
World War II Magazine

“Little-known story of the Allied scientists whose unconventional thinking helped thwart the Nazi U-boats in World War II . . . An excellent, well-researched account . . . an engrossing work rich in insights and anecdotes.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The little known history of a linchpin in the Allies’ victory over the Nazis: Patrick Blackett. . . . For military history and science fans alike.”
Publishers Weekly

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