Manhattan Project Scientist Shares New Tales of Global Science and Life Oddities

Dr. Lawrence Bartell Shares his memoir to inspire others to enjoy life to the fullest.

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It also allowed me to explore a wider breadth of sciences and of course have a lot more fun.

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) April 17, 2014

What do the Manhattan Project, “The Guinness Book of Records,” The Cold War and Antarctica all have in common? The link is Dr. Lawrence Bartell’s strange experiences with them all.

Dr. Bartell’s new book, “True Stories of Strange Events and Odd People,” is a tell-all memoir recounting the unique situations he has found himself in over the span of his life as an expert scientist.

Dr. Bartell’s time as a member of the U.S. Navy in World War II, surviving the accusation of being a Russian spy during the Cold War, a chance encounter with the Unibomber and creating the world’s most powerful microscope are but a few of the stories within.

“I deliberately strayed from the beaten path in the world of science,” Dr. Bartell said. “While that may have gained me a bit of a reputation, it also allowed me to explore a wider breadth of sciences and of course have a lot more fun.”

“True Stories of Strange Events and Odd People” was written to impart some life lessons and share some historical insights, but mostly Dr. Bartell just wants to share the fun of life with a fresh audience.

“True Stories of Strange Events and odd People”
By: Dr. Lawrence S. Bartell
SC-ISBN: 978-1-4917-2021-9
SC-Retail price: $20.95
HC-ISBN: 978-1-4917-2022-6
HC-Retail price: $30.95
EB-ISBN: 978-1-4917-2023-3
EB-Retail price: $3.99
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About the author
Dr. Lawrence Bartell has a BS, MS and Ph.D. from University of Michigan. He graduated with the highest GPA in the history of the Chemistry Department’s Ph.D. program at U-M and has written over 350 scientific papers. Despite being discharged with 100% disability from the navy in 1945, Dr. Bartell is still working and producing relevant scientific works at the age of 91.


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