Certainly leads the experienced physicist to believe. -Dr. Delmar Bergen, retired Former Director, Nuclear Weapons Program, Los Alamos National Laboratory and writer of forward to Critical Mass
Walterville, OR (PRWEB) July 27, 2017
Europe’s largest newspaper, Bild, and the United Kingdom’s leading online news site, The Daily Mail OnLine, both ran feature articles in the last two weeks about Carter Hydrick’s non-fiction page turner Critical Mass: How Nazi Germany Surrendered Enriched Uranium for the United States’ Atomic Bomb. Comments from readers of the articles are saying, as the articles suggest, that the history of the making of the first nuclear weapons and the birth of the Nuclear Age is being profoundly rewritten.
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Bild and The Daily Mail aren’t the only organizations—or experts—pushing the new history for consideration.
Critical Mass "reads like a gripping drama . . . . This book marks a turning point in the history of atomic-bomb scholarship, and no future study can credibly ignore its compelling contentions . . . . A genuinely original book about a profoundly important topic," says the Kirkus Book Reviews
Dr. Delmar Bergen, retired director of the Nuclear Weapons Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the world’s first atom bombs were designed, has gone on record stating the Manhattan Project, counter to what has been believed for the past 70 years, did not alone create the first nuclear weapons dropped on Japan to end World War Two. Bergen not only endorses Hydrick’s history, he wrote the forward to the third edition. Critical Mass, “certainly leads the experienced physicist to believe,” says Bergen.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s on-site historian D. Ray Smith has joined the chorus, as well, of those calling for the history to be overhauled. "Critical Mass brings to the surface defining new information, long hidden within archives, about the birth of the Atomic Bomb. [It] should be in every library," he asserts.
Courageous academicians are joining the fray, too.
"Critical Mass offers the scholar of modern history and the World War Two history buff important new information about the race for the atomic bomb. Its conclusions, based on primary sources, that the Manhattan Project used atomic bomb components received from Nazi Germany in the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, appear plausible and logical. Hydrick’s well-written account provides lucid understanding of hitherto unknown and important aspects of the birth of the Nuclear Age,” insists Dr. Anthony Stranges, associate professor of modern military science and technology at Texas A&M University.
He is joined by professor emeritus of modern German history, Dr. Douglas Tobler. "This book is a well-researched, well-reasoned, well-written persuasive argument for a revised interpretation of an important, perhaps even critical, chapter in our modern history. It deserves a careful reading and to be taken seriously by both scholars and laymen alike."
About the Author: Researcher and writer Carter Plymton Hydrick is considered by many the leading expert on the history of surrendered U-boat U-234 and its cargo of enriched uranium, which he tracked into the Manhattan Project and the Hiroshima bomb. He has served as director of corporate communications for a Fortune 500 company, and as global marketing programs manager for one of the largest computer companies in the world. He makes his home near Houston, Texas with his wife Kris. They are the parents of four and grandparents of fifteen at this printing.