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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Luke Naeher

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester

  • Book: THE BASTARD BRIGADE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE RENEGADE SCIENTISTS AND SPIES WHO SABOTAGED THE NAZI ATOMIC BOMB by Sam Kean
  • Discussion Leader: Dr. Luke Naeher, Professor of Environmental Health Science
  • Date: Wednesday, February 22, 6-8pm
  • Location: Moore Hall 116
  • Description: Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the middle of building an atomic bomb, the leaders of the Manhattan Project were alarmed to learn that Nazi Germany was far outpacing the Allies in nuclear weapons research. Hitler, with just a few pounds of uranium, would have the capability to reverse the entire D-Day operation and conquer Europe. So they assembled a rough and motley crew of geniuses — dubbed the Alsos Mission — and sent them careening into Axis territory to spy on, sabotage, and even assassinate members of Nazi Germany’s feared Uranium Club. Thrust into the dark world of international espionage, these scientists and soldiers played a vital and largely untold role in turning back one of the darkest tides in human history.

Contact: Kora Burton, kla07590@uga.edu

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Date:
February 22
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Moore Hall
108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States
Phone:
706-542-3240

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