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This book argues that the Nazis' quest for this barbarous arsenal of prototypical "smart weapons" and weapons of mass destruction was intimately linked to the Nazi racial and genocidal ideology and war aims, to the machinery, bureaucracy, and technologies of mass death and slavery that the Nazis had perfected. It is best described as a case of possibilities, of speculative history.
I remember that day too, for I was driving with a friend in his van in Manhattan.When I was a boy, oddities fascinated me, particularly if they appeared to make no sense.Historical oddities or anomalous news stories especially attracted my interest, lingering in my mind for years to come.As a consequence, while the Nazi regime's "image" becomes even more blackened, the image of the victorious Allies also suffers to a great degree.
This book presents not only a radically different history of the race for the bomb, but also outlines a case that Germany was making enormous strides toward acquisition of a whole host of second and third and even fourth generation weapons technologies even more horrific in their destructive power. After all, there have been a wealth of books on World War Two German secret weapons projects and their astonishing results.Physics was also an interest for me, and another oddity lodged in my mind as I read the standard histories: the United States had never tested the uranium bomb it dropped on Hiroshima. It seemed to have the same sharp angles and corners as the Warren Commission's "magic bullet". Other odd facts accumulated over the years as if to underline the strangeness of the war's end in general and that fact in particular.