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Author Holmes, Jamie, author.

Title 12 seconds of silence [electronic resource] : how a team of inventors, tinkerers, and spies took down a Nazi superweapon / Jamie Holmes.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource
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computer n rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: Peace -- Zing-a-Zing! -- Emergency Mode -- Scientific Spies -- The Wizard -- Section Tuve -- Choice Overload -- Uncanny Days -- Peenemünde -- Don't Slow Down -- Prying Eyes -- Escalation -- Part II: War -- Ready or Not -- No Alibis -- Dr. Jones's Raid -- The Garage -- Three Runs, Three Hits -- Into the Fleet -- New Tricks -- Cherry Stone -- A London Fuse -- AMNIARIX -- Part III: Victory -- Ski Shapes -- Ranch Country -- Chemical Boys -- Things Carried -- Wachtel is Hiding -- A Comet Gone Wrong -- "Turkey Shoot" -- Ack Ack Girls -- A Cold Winter -- Tug of War -- Downtime.
Summary "The riveting story of the American scientists, tinkerers, and nerds who solved one of the biggest puzzles of World War II-and developed one of the most powerful weapons of the war."-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development -- History.
Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory -- History.
Proximity fuzes -- Design and construction.
World War, 1939-1945.
Military weapons -- History.
Weapons industry -- United States -- History -- 20th Century.
Added Title How a team of inventors, tinkerers, and spies took down a Nazi superweapon
Other Form: Print version: Holmes, Jamie. 12 seconds of silence Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. 9781328460127 (DLC) 2019045690
ISBN 9781328459855 : $28.00
1328459853 : $28.00

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