In July I posted about my new Oppenheimer and Heisenberg ebook along with a trailer for the new Oppenheimer movie. In a few days I should be done the vastly expanded version of my book that wasn’t ready in time for the release of the Oppenheimer movie. The extended version is almost three times as long – it includes more of the surprise discoveries I made and much more of the evidence that makes a convincing case for a major reevaluation of both atomic bomb projects. I aim to have not just an ebook for the extended version available around Thanksgiving, but paperback, audiobook, and hardcover options as well. But the extended versions need at least a few more days before they’ll be available. Until then, satisfy your curiosity with the short version I put out as an ebook in July – I have a promotion in effect now that reduced the price to $2.99.
The new version has a slightly different opening:
Most people know Oppenheimer as the leader of the Manhattan Project – the organization that developed the atomic bomb for the United States in World War II. Some also recognize the name Heisenberg. Not the Walter White character from Breaking Bad, but Nazi Germany’s top theoretical physicist. In 1928 these two were friends working on co-authoring research together. In the years that followed both learned to read Sanskrit because they wanted to make sure they didn’t misunderstand anything in India’s ancient texts. They soon gave the world their best work, with new concepts like quantum physics, black holes, and uncertainty. In 1939 Heisenberg was in the United States, when Oppenheimer said Hitler was a menace and they should work together against the Nazis. Heisenberg disagreed; he felt that Hitler and the Nazis were a passing fad that wouldn’t last long – and that Germany needed him. Heisenberg returned home, and by 1942 they were on opposite sides of an atomic arms race.
One man almost helped the Nazis achieve an atomic victory. Fortunately others steered events in another direction; making sure Hitler was unable to nuke New York and Moscow to win the war. There is also a third nuclear scientist central to this story, one who is almost unknown – but he was just as important as Oppenheimer or Heisenberg. You might be surprised by the details, because the truth is not as simple as the lies which have been substituted as history. If you want to learn why the race to use the first atomic bombs was much closer than we were taught, you’ve got the right book.
If you’re interested in the men who worked on atomic bomb projects and want to know the truth – there are fascinating stories completely edited out of the official narrative and replaced with politically convenient lies. Several mainstream books and movies are good (I have American Prometheus and Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb on my desk right now and highly recommend them) but they aren’t going to tell you some of the most interesting things that actually happened. There has been a very long cover up that only started to unravel in the 1990s. If you think you know everything about the German or American atomic bomb projects, or how far along German progress really got, or the relevance of ancient India to this topic – then you should write a book too! But if that sounds like there might be something interesting you haven’t learned all about yet – 78 years have passed since 1945 – it’s time you learn the real deal.
The extended versions need at least a few more days before they’ll be available. Until then, satisfy your curiosity with the short version I put out as an ebook in July – I reduced the price to $2.99
If you clicked on this post but for some reason have no interest in clicking on the link to my book, and you still haven’t seen the Oppenheimer movie – here’s a review by one of the smartest guys I know of (I would hate to have to debate Ben Shapiro on anything) singing the movie’s praises.