Shy, witty, and eccentric, Szilard was a "genius in the shadows" whose restless mind and spirit often confounded colleagues but also led them to win Nobel Prizes. Szilard first petitioned to develop nuclear weapons and then lobbied for civilian and international control of the atom. In , he founded the first political action committee for arms control, the Council for a Livable World.
With a new introduction by the author, this revised and updated edition of a widely acclaimed biography, named a Notable Book of the Year in by the New York Times Book Review, gives a captivating portrait of Leo Szilard: his protean mind, political foresight, humor, and conscience.
A scientific provocateur and prophet, he still speaks to our own problems with nuclear weapons and biological perils. Get A Copy.
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