Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 February 2012

368 Pages | 8pp black and white plate section


ISBN: 9780199586585

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Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience

The life and work of Joseph Rotblat

Andrew Brown

  • A fascinating biography covering all aspects of the life of the scientist and peace activist
  • Rotblat's life and work poses important questions about science and society
  • A biography rich in historical and personal detail from the interwar period, through to World War II and the Cold War
  • The story of Rotblat's life ranges from his work as a Jewish nuclear scientist working on the Manhattan Project, to one of the prime architects of the anti-nuclear movement, a founder of Pugwash, and the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, all set against a backdrop of his own personal tragedy
  • Written by a distinguished biographer with full access to the archive of Rotblat's papers