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Ride the Quantum Horse Apr 16, 2006
I cannot improve on the first review by Mr. Hoey, so let me just say this; it is unlikely that when you think of the invention of the atomic bomb that the first thing that pops into your mind is - poetry.
After reading this book, that will change; forever.
This Horse by a Long Stretch Apr 11, 2006
George Drew's The Horse's Name Was Physics humanizes the birth of the atomic age as witnessed by those who were the prime movers of the movement that led to the building of the atomic bomb. In letters and monologues written in verse that is either metered or tightly controlled, Drew gives such historic figures as Ernest Rutherford, Werner Heisenberg, Albert Einstein, and Robert Oppenheimer, among others, a more human face. We read of their struggles with themselves as well as with the science, all presented clearly and cogently though without dumbing-down any of the thought. This book represents the best of what the best poetry can do: give us a glimpse into the world that goes beyond the strictly personal while retaining the strength and compression that vivid imagery and crafted language alone can render. This book is a must read for lovers of physics and poetry alike.