Master Mind: The Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber, the Nobel Laureate Who Launched the Age of Chemical Warfare by Daniel Charles
Published by Ecco on August 2nd 2005
Genres: Biography & Autobiography
Len's Summary: Haber won the Nobel Prize for his work to extract nitrogen from the atmosphere and convert it into fertilizer. Though almost forgotten today, he was the chemical genius behind German war-time explosives production and the initiation of poison gas warfare in April 1915. Imperial Germany, blockaded by the Royal Navy, desperately needed his inventions in order to survive an industrialized conflict. Reviewed by Martin Sieff in the October St. Mihiel Trip-Wire. The author is a science correspondent for NPR.