• "Ball's book shows what can happen to morality when cleverness and discovery are valued above all else"

    Philip Maughan, New Statesman
  • "Ball does an outstanding service by reminding us how powerful and sometimes confusing the pressures were… Packed with dramatic, moving and even comical moments"

    Robert P Crease, Nature
  • "A fascinating account of the moral dilemmas faced by German physicists working within Nazism. Impeccably researched"

    Ian Thomson, Tablet
  • "An engrossing and disturbing book"

    Andrew Robinson, History Today
  • "[A] fine book"

    Christopher Coker, Times Literary Supplement