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The Mental Aftermath
The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949
scientists'. Personal idiosyncrasies melded into a strangely uniform pattern of rejection or resistance to the Allied occupiers, with attendant repressed feelings and self-pity. Politics was once again perceived as remote, dirty business. It was feared that the least concession of guilt would bring down
even more severe sanctions on their discipline. Using tools from the history of mentality, such as analysis of serial publications, these tendencies are examined. The perspective of emigr--eacute--; physicists, as reflected in their private letters and reports, embellish this portrait. - ;Hentschel's book is also well written; originally publishes in German in 2005, its translation is very good. - ;A well-researched, well-written, well-translated [and] fascinating insight into the lives of some of the giants of the 20th-century physics - Times Higher Education Supplement
212 pages; ISBN 9780191525612