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The Dilemmas of An Upright Man: Max Planck as Spokesman for German Science

The Dilemmas of An Upright Man: Max Planck as Spokesman for German Science

By J. L. Heilbron

University of California Press, 1986, 238 pp.

An outstanding biography of one of the great scientists of the century, set in the context of German history and scientific development, with a fine sense for the political and moral quandaries that Planck faced in the political upheavals of the Great War and the Third Reich. Heilbron, a distinguished historian of science, makes excellent use of important new material.