Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare (MP3 CD)
From Stephen Budiansky comes the exciting history of a small group of British and American scientists who, during World War II, developed a new field of operational research to turn back the tide of German submarines.
About the Author
Stephen Budiansky is a military historian and the author of several books about military history, intelligence and espionage, science, and the natural world, including Battle of Wits, The Bloody Shirt, and Her Majesty's Spymaster. He received a master's degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University and worked on classified military studies as a Congressional Fellow. He is a former editor and writer at U.S. News & World Report and the Atlantic as well as the former Washington editor of the scientific journal Nature. His articles have appeared in the Economist, the New York Times, and U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Virginia. British narrator John Lee has read audiobooks in almost every conceivable genre, from Charles Dickens to Patrick O'Brian, and from the very real life of Napoleon to the entirely imagined lives of sorcerers and swashbucklers. He has won numerous Audie Awards and AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile in 2009. Lee is also an accomplished stage actor and wrote and coproduced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit.
Praise for Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare…
"Little-known story of the Allied scientists whose unconventional thinking helped thwart the Nazi U-boats in World War II. . . . An excellent, well-researched account." ---Kirkus Starred Review