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1. Could It Be Forever?: My Story
2. C'mon, Get Happy: Fear and Loathing
3. Cherish
4. J. Robert Oppenheimer and the
5. Einstein and Our World, Second
6. Cassidy's Run: The Secret Spy
7. Beyond Uncertainty: Heisenberg,
8. Understanding Physics
9. Meet David Cassidy
10. The David Cassidy story
11. Uncertainty: The Life and Science
12. Werner Heisenberg : A Bibliography
13. The Collected Papers of Albert
14. Einstein and Our World
15. UC-One Small Step: America's First
16. Werner Heisenberg: A Bibliography
17. Billy and Blaze Stories
18. The Winner
19. The Unbelievable Bubble Book

1. Could It Be Forever?: My Story
by David Cassidy
Paperback: 448 Pages (2009-01-01)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$6.68
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Asin: 0755315804
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In 1970, after a brief acting career on Broadway and a few spots on various television shows, David Cassidy was catapulted to fame with the success of The Partridge Family. Almost overnight, the 20-year-old reached the pinnacle of teen idol fame as his records sold millions of copies the world over. In this brutally frank autobiography, Cassidy gives a firsthand account of those mind-blowing days of stardom in which being David Cassidy was subjugated to being Keith Partridge. His accounts of sex and excessive drug use explode the myth of the squeaky-clean Cassidy, and tell the true story of how an exhausting tour schedule quickly took its toll. This story reveals how to keep on living and loving when the fickle fans fall away.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Could It Be Forever?
The book was as good as it was described and the postage time was very fast. I was very impressed overall. Thank you

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
I was aprephensive about this book, but as I David Cassidy fan...this is a must!

5-0 out of 5 stars The book was great.Very infomative
For some reason.David released this book in the UK.He has many fans there, but I could not find the book anywhere except Amazon.

The book has great pictures and any Cassidy fan needs to read this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars What an Ego
The book is interestng only if you watched The Parteige Family.It does repeat alot of what was in the first book, and David still seems obsessed with his penis.I wonder how many STD's he has? I have read alot of music celebrities tell alls, and all of them except maybe Micheal Jackson, appear to spend their free time humping groupies, and bragging about them.How utterly cheap! For a good laugh watch Beth Littleford's satirical interview with David on you tube.

2-0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware--This is the 15-Year-Old "C'Mon, Get Happy" With a Few Extra Pages!
This may look like a new David Cassidy book but it isn't--it's just a British reissue of the 15-year-old "C'Mon, Get Happy" with a couple dozens pages added near the end.It's just as bad as the original--with Cassidy's ego getting in the way of him truly opening up about himself (at one point near the end he claims he is the "only original American Idol left" now that Elvis and Ricki Nelson have died!).

The only good thing about the book are the quotes from his brothers, who show depth and insight.David keeps saying he wants to reveal the real him--and certainly feels the need to tell his sexual conquest stories--but the new pages near the end give very little new insight into him or what he has done the past 15 years.He slams his wives (including his apparent current wife) and even has something negative to say about his daughter (who tried to be a pop star before heading into acting).He comes across as not a very nice person.

So if you already read "C'Mon, Get Happy" there is no reason to pick this up. If you didn't read the original book, you'll come away from this disappointed in the man David Cassidy was and has become. ... Read more

2. C'mon, Get Happy: Fear and Loathing on the Partridge Family Bus
by David Cassidy
Paperback: 242 Pages (1994-07-01)
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Asin: 0446395315
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A teen idol and the highest paid solo performer of the 1970s tells of his experiences in the groupie-stalked role of Keith Partridge, from working with his family to his tempestuous relationships with his co-actors. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Glad I only paid for a used copy of this book....
I'll try very hard not to be a 'spoiler' for those who have not read this book.
Let me say this..Cassidy seems very much obsessed with his penis!
You can't find a chapter, well, maybe ONE, where the dude is'nt referring to his
'manhood' in one way or another...really, I'm not kidding you.
He talks down woman, except of course his current wife, like they were just
pieces of lint he picked up along the way on his pants, particularly on his crotch.
And I'm now not surprised at all why Susan Dey has not spoken to him in years, neither would I if he had revealed what he did about her. Especially when you first open the book, he says, "Hate to disappoint you, but if you're looking for sleaze, or you're looking for a list of celebrities I've slept with, you can put the book back on the shelf and consider it money you probably would have lost at the races anyway".......Let me tell you...he does exaxtly what he says he is'nt going to do.
Cassidy also tells one story...then a chapter or two on, he reverses what he has just said
previously...total BULL!!
If you can get this book really really cheap..then go ahead and buy iy...otherwise
you're getting screwed for you buck.
Like I said...I'm so glad I bought this book USED!!!!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Worse than expected
The book was in worse shape than I thought it would be. Pages were falling out, etc. Guess it was ok.

5-0 out of 5 stars Be Still My Heart!
I loved this book & David Cassidy was my first love!I was 11 & hopelessly smitten.That face, that hair, that voice.To this day, I still know every word to most of The Partridge Family songs & still can sing along with them as joyously as I did then.I think David Cassidy was a magnificent talent & is very under rated!I love his distinctive voice & those old Partridge Family Songs I shall love forever.The book is extremely interesting if you are a DC fan.I learned alot about the tv show which, of course, I was glued to every week.I saw every episode there ever was.He was prettier than most girls.Some great pictures & it was a quick & easy read.I don't think I put it down until I finished it.I read this in the late 90's & my husband was embarassed & didn't want me to tell any of his friends I was reading it!!Being a fan of David Cassidy's is nothing to be ashamed of & he was almost as famous at one time as the Beatles when it came to being chased by young girls.I always thought him & Susan Dey would have made a great pair but in real life, they weren't close at all.Him & Danny Bonaduce became close pals & I found the stories & the writing funny & wonderfully poignant & an interesting read!I recommend this book highly!

3-0 out of 5 stars TMI
Well, this was interesting.I never believed David was the sweet innocent thing he played on the show, but Yikes!He has a freakish obsession with his penis.Who cares how big it is???And how crass he is to brag about it, and all the girls he screwed.Evidently Susan Dey had the bad taste to sleep with him, only for him to dis her as not slutty enough.Good lord David, learn some manners!How sad that so many girls were silly enough to have sex with him.

4-0 out of 5 stars Book Availability Update and a Factoid About Jack Cassidy
As a professor of English at a major university, I'm listed in just about every publisher's database -- because we now have publishing conglomerates that devoured dozens of publishers in one gulp! (And all of these conglomerates have a division that publishes college textbooks, especially English literature anthologies and writer's handbooks.) I called the "800" number provided by a previous reviewer and learned that this publisher (and, atypically I couldn't find the publisher anywhere within the Amazon listing) was politely informed that whichever of the dozen publishing companies within the group published the book no longer has the rights to it; it officially is out of print. It would have been great if I were able learn which publisher does have the rights to it, but that information is not available. I notice some comments about Jack Cassidy. I have read in several well-documented and meticulously researched sources that Jack Cassidy was, at the very least, bisexual (lots of gay men have wives and kids) and he was extremely sadistic in his sexual relationship with composer Cole Porter, who was an invalid (a paraplegic) He taunted Porter and made him beg to perform oral sex on him and then crawl from one side of the room to the other in order to do so. Although I am not an expert on American Musical Theatre, my area of expertise is Modern and Contemporary Drama (1879-present) and it's not unusual for us to read about related areas in any case. Nothing I've ever read about Cole Porter, and there has been a lot written about his gayness (including Jack Kerouac's carrying him across a slippery Manhattan street while Kerouac was a Columbia University student), but nothing to indicate he was into the S&M scene. I've taught paraplegic students and I cannot imagine anything crueler. The time frames synch, too. Porter was 36 years Cassidy's senior and Cassidy lied about his age to get a job in the chorus at only 14. I've seen this relationship described as "casting couch" -- but the documented anecdotes clearly place Cassidy as an adult, not as a teen. Now, he never was a major star -- not in the theatre, despite his protestations (and I honestly have the credentials to make this statement without fear of contradiction -- so maybe the "casting couch" was his permanent home. Would I want someone like that as a father? Certainly not. Who would? Ironically, I read a post about Cassidy's having accused David of "selling out" -- but, unless I'm very, very wrong, I don't think he ever had to have sex with anyone he didn't want to in order to land or keep a job...and he was WAY better looking than his Dad in his 20s! ... Read more

3. Cherish
by David Cassidy
 Hardcover: Pages (1972)

Asin: B000O807BK
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Cherish
I was a fan of David Cassidy from the Partridge Family years. This was his first solo album from that era and was , i think his best. Beautiful lyrics and melodys, i still listen to them now and i am 50.
Such great songs!!! Keep on listening fans!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars For the Love of David Cassidy.
My wife thoroughly enjoyed this C.D,especially as its from the past,brought back memories for her.
She said it was so good to hear songs sung so passionately!
So if you're a david Cassidy fan then a C.D by him is a must.

4-0 out of 5 stars David Cassidy Cherish
I am 47 and from the age group that would be familiar with David when he first came out back then. Cherish is a very good song! I love his vocals on this one. This is actually an original album that was released back then.Of course it is on CD now.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet Sounds
I wasn't alive when this was released, but this music sounds very good to my ears. David Cassidy has a great voice, a lot better than his "teen idol" image would suggest, and the supporting musicians are amoung the best of all time. People like Hal Blaine (drums) and Mike Melvoin (piano) are excellent musicians who provide a warm, rich sound which suits David Cassidy's voice quite well. Speaking of David, he also wrote one of the songs on this album, called "Ricky's Tune". This a good album, and I'd recommend this to any fan of well-produced 1970's Pop music.

5-0 out of 5 stars david cassidy cherish
davids music has never dated is still hauntingly beautiful especially I am a clown where is the morning and lost my chance.I live in New Zealand and I would still love to see him in concert I am still a fan after 30 plus years ... Read more

4. J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century
by David C. Cassidy
Paperback: 496 Pages (2009-07-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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David C. Cassidy's celebrated biography is more than the life story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant physicist who served as scientific director for the Manhattan Project. It also tells the hidden story of the political and social forces that shaped the world in the 20th century, when the rise of American science contributed mightily to the country's emergence as a dominant power in world affairs.

Cassidy explores that strong relationship in the captivating story of the rise and fall of one of America's greatest scientists. As head of the Manhattan Project, Oppenheimer led the country's successful effort to build the first atom bomb during World War II. In 1954 the government -- with the United States embroiled in the Cold War -- stripped him of his security clearance amid allegations that he consorted with communists. In rich detail Cassidy places this personal story of public disgrace within the larger narrative of the rise of science in America.

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1-0 out of 5 stars Poor Oppie
Poor Oppenheimer gets lost in this clumsy political screed. While all good biographies are rich in background, this one often strays far beyond any meaningful relevance to its subject. Why should a book about a man who died in 1967 repeatedly refer to 9-11 and George W. Bush? The leftwing worldview of the author is on display here with all the sublety of, well, an atomic blast.

3-0 out of 5 stars Physicist Redux
How does one trump a tour de force? Not easily.I greatly admired Cassidy's biography of Heisenberg in which he displayed great sensitivity for his subject, his work, and his times, not an easy task for the complex world of earlyquantum physics held against thebackdrop of Germany's self-destruction.I therefore approached Oppenheimer and the American Century with gusto.Unfortunately, Cassidy has a`problem with Oppenheimer which he did not have with Heisenberg; he detests the man.Consequently, his book contains a disoncerting assortment of irritated criticism and faint praise.

Cassidy takes Oppenehimer to task on a number ofpoints: That he was a snob, that he was fickle, that he was aloof, that he was cowardly, and that he failed to realizehis potential as a physicist, to name a few.In fact, Oppenheimeronlysucceeds after he has been skewered at thehands of the Gray committee.He then enters- and only just- Cassidy's hagiography.Moreover, Cassidy holds Oppenheimer to modern academic standards which include a healthydisdain for government in all its manifold guises. For example, while it may befair to criticize Oppenheimer for not having been more vociferouslyopposed tothe H-bomb, can Cassidyreally fault him for having run the Mnahattan project at a time when Hitlerism threatened to engulf the world?Is it fair to assume that the war against Japan could have been won without the A bombs and still have avoided staggering losses?

Cassidy also minimizes the fear generatedbyStalin's usurpation of all eastern European governments save Yugoslavia. He has ostensibly forgotten that Stalin was a bona fide madman whohad eliminatedat least 20 million ofhis own people.Casidy suggests instead that there was an equation of sorts between the USSR and USA.I am not interested in apologizing for the lunatic extremes of McCarthyism, but I do think that one ought to look at the wholepicture and not just those parts one wants to see.

All in all this is alacklusterperformance strewn here and there with occasional discussion about Oppenheimer's science and very littlemore about the man.Cassidy wants to berate Oppenheimermore than comprehend him. Oppenheimer may not have become all that hemight have and hemay have beenriddled with flaws. All themore reason to grasp the essence of theman.

5-0 out of 5 stars Oppenheimer and the American century...
In 'J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century', acclaimed biographer and writer David C. Cassidy (Author of the highly readable 'Uncertainty: The life and science of Werner Heisenberg') spins a riveting and extremely interesting tale which puts this great man in context, in the middle of a century that witnessed great upheavals. In these, he was the observer as well as the participant. The most striking general scientific paradigm of the century, apart from the revolutions that were breathing new life into the fabric of the cosmos and of life, was the beginning of 'big science'. It was also the beginning of the 'American century' as we know it, spurred on by the advent of science and technology, and the fortuitous happenstances that the unfortunate act of war brought upon this country. People like Oppenheimer were right in the middle of this prophetic change. Although this particular subject with specific reference to Oppenheimer has been tackled in a disconnected way in many of his other biographies and books, Cassidy is probably the first one to weave the man and his times together into a coherent and insightful whole. In many ways, Oppenheimer defines the scientific and moral personality at the heart of those times. In a way, 'Science' and 'Morality', both in a general way provide a good description of the time that was the twentieth century.

Growing up in New York, Robert attended the Ethical Culture School, a school whose strikingly moral looking philosophy believed in the inherent importance of ethics and the noble constraints of morality aimed at the betterment of mankind, independent of creed and religion. However, this institution was torn between the dictums of morality and the callings of practicality when war broke out in Europe. It had to reconcile itself with the Wilsonian Ideal of 'the morality of the victors'. Cassidy lucidly depicts this institution, and the changes which forced it to revisit its professed philosophy, something which has been rarely seen in detail elsewhere. Young Robert was also affected by this philosophy, and later on, coupled with the austere messages from the Bhagavad Gita which he read, it turned his personality into a strange and at many times, tortous, conglomerate of right and wrong.

In the 1920s, Oppenheimer was most fortunate, and well poised to participate in perhaps the greatest revolution that science had seen, the twin package of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity. In those days, the focus of scientific excellence was in Europe, with Copenhagen, Cambridge and Gottingen being the greatest centers of learning in the world. There, people like Niels Bohr, Ernest Rutherford, Arnold Sommerfeld and Max Born were training an entire generation of outstanding physicists and chemists, and Oppenheimer was fortunate to be one of them. However, war leaves its deep and far reaching scars, and as the shadow of totalitarianism extended across this magnificent continent, the reins of science became free to be harnessed by men and women who were causing ripples in the scientific world. The practical mindedness and 'can-do' spirit of the American psyche first became apparent in those times. A country that was struggling with depression slowly but surely rose to the cause. The foresight and action that has always characterised American science and business first emerged during those times. Foundations like the Rockefeller foundation started sending promising young men to Europe to quarry in the exquisite knowledge that was being created there. These men and women came back to their country, with a determination to make it second to none in science. Universities forged alliances with industry, unheard of amounts of money started to be donated by wealthy philanthropists for scientific research. The University became the archetypal epitome of discovery and scientific freedom. Men like Oppenheimer and his colleague, Ernest Lawrence, were among the initiators of this wave of technological excellence that can be seen today. Everything suddenly became big; 'big science', 'big machines', like Lawrence's magnificent cyclotron, 'big money', and big America. Cassidy profiles this period of unprecedented progress very well.

Then came war. First and foremost, it brought the United States a windfall of the most brilliant scientists of the time; Enrico Fermi, Hans Bethe, John Von Neumann, Edward Teller, and the biggest fish of them all, the austere sage Albert Einstein. As someone said, 'The Pope of Physics has moved'. His home became the new Vatican of physics. All of these great men and women came to their adopted country to escape the ravages of racial discrimination and fanatic nationalism initiated by Hitler and Mussolini. Europe, as they knew it, was on the wane. Their beloved continent was never to be what it was before. On the other hand, they had arrived in the new land of opportunity. American science would start booming, and American leaders of science would be ecstatic. A whole group of 'scientific managers' (another creed that would be the legacy of big science) took the administrative responsibility of steering their country's scientific resources, in their hands. Among these were Robert Millikan and Arthur Compton, both Nobel Laureates, Vannevar Bush, a close confidant of Roosevelt, and James Bryant Conant, president of Harvard. They made sure that research was well-funded and scholarships were doled out to bright young people without reservations. Promising American men and women of science would no longer have to leave their nation in order to become scientific apprentices at the meccas of learning. They could now rely on their own leaders, extraordinary men who were poised for breakthroughs in science and technology. Undoubtedly leading this remarkable generation, at least in physics, was Robert Oppenheimer. Under his tutelage and guidance at the University of California, Berkeley, America's best physicists now had a home of their own, and a father figure whom they idolized. Almost every theoretical physicist of the time who later went on to high deeds, sometime trained under Oppenheimer.

Then came war, and ironically, it brought the United States good tidings, at least in the beginning. More brilliant emigres. And more money to fuel the great machine of technological progress. War production suddenly galvanized into action all that work force that had laid dormant during Depression times. The United States had become the most resource rich and advanced nation in the world. All that 'big science' that had begun could now be put to good use. As if being called to such a cause, an event came to the notice of scientists, one that would change America and the world forever. Fission, and then Pearl Harbour gave an impulsive and unforseen impetus to the nation's scientific and political establishment. The rest is history. Oppenheimer became the head of the world's most top secret laboratory. The war amassed the American work force and capital power as never before. The most expensive project in history produced the most destructive weapon the world had ever seen, obliterating entire generations in a heartbeat. Although it ended the war, it stirred up many more problems and questions than it had solved or answered. Politics had finally become inextricably enmeshed with science, another legacy of the American century. America was a superpower now, although the threat of communism would always be a thorn, in no measure small, in her side. The state of the times was also driven home when Oppenheimer had his security clearance taken away by men from the Government having a perverse sense of patriotism, another instance of the unfortunate but permanent amalgamation of politics and science.

Cassidy's book portrays this century well. It WAS an American century, there is no doubt about that. It changed many things forever. Scientific research would no longer be the same, requiring and engendering intense competition between giant institutions for unheard of funds, a trend that is all too obvious today. It also produced technology that we have yet to psychologically come to terms with, and maybe never will. And it raised eternal and tortous questions of morality that continue to be harrowing. Robert Oppenheimer, in a way, epitomized all of this, many times as an initiator. He and his avuncular predecessor Niels Bohr, both struggled to cope with the paradoxical nature of the most destructive weapon that would possibly end all wars. It did not turn out to be that simple, though, as the years showed, and we permanently became mortals walking a devious precipice. Oppenheimer's brilliance, versatility, and moral persona put him in a position where he could influence the world around him, and he did. But he raised many many questions that he would grapple with till the end, regarding the complex and deep repurcussions which his science had produced in the form of a terrible weapon. Because of his unusual intelligence and foresight, he was in a unique position to be a part and a questioner of those important times. The American century, inspiring as it is, is also sobering. Oppenheimer's life is a telling representative of the problems that we have solved in our quest for scientific as well as moral truth, and the many more new problems that we have created. Most importantly, Cassidy's book and Oppenheimer's life both tell us that whatever else happens, we must never cease to explore.

5-0 out of 5 stars Oppenheimer's Life
Oppenheimer was born to a wealthy family in NYC. The family owned a fabulous estate and yacht on Long Island. He wrote poetry prior to later in life achieving greatness in physics.

He went to Harvard and later received his doctorate in theoretical physics overseas. He taught at Cal Tech and Berkeley prior to joining the Manhattan Project during World War II.

The biography then covers the period during the 1940s when Oppenheimer was a principal in the development of the atomic bomb and the dropping of 2 atomic bombs on Japan.

Following the war the USA entered the cold war era. Overnight, nuclear physicists became heros. They had won the war. He was a top scientist on the leading government scientific committees in Washington.

Next, Oppenheimer and other scientists were opposed to building the Super, the hydrogen bomb. However, about a month later on the advice of Teller and others President Truman ordered that the hydrogen bomb be built.

This biography explains how later in life Oppenheimer was denied his security clearance due to his opposition to the building of the hydrogen bomb.

5-0 out of 5 stars A welcome addition to the history of science!
The life of J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of great mystery and fascination. His role in the development of the atomic bomb and his subsequent role in shaping America's nuclear policy, as well as his rise and fall during McCarthy has been the subject of countless books. David Cassidy, Hofstra University professor, has written an excellent account of Oppenheimer's life and the development of theoretical physics in America during the early part of the 20th century. The parallelism between the life of Oppenheimer and the rise of American science is an intriguing tale that is captured in this book.

This biography is a detailed and beautifully written work. Cassidy expands beyond the traditional scope of a biography and expertly explores the surrounding environment that shaped Oppenheimer's life. He draws upon previously untapped primary documents, and shows the importance and character of Oppenheimer's early education on the rest of his life. Cassidy examines the conflicts between Oppenheimer's liberal education from the Ethical Culture School and the culture that he found at Harvard. Oppenheimer's time in Europe is also recounted.

The book does not become overly focused on the Manhattan Project, but covers the time on "The Hill" in enough detail to keep the story in context. He instead offers insights to the periods before the war, when Oppenheimer taught at Berkeley and Cal Tech. Oppenheimer's genius and ability to inspire his students is shown, allowing us to gain insight into the man before the events that would be the foundation of his legacy.

The 1954 Atomic Energy Commission security review that disgraced Oppenheimer, and stripped him of his security clearance for alleged "red ties," are explored with the same thoughtful insight. Recent documents and information regarding those events are thoroughly and conclusively discussed.

Oppenheimer: and the American Century is a welcome addition to the history of science. (by atomicarchive.com) ... Read more

5. Einstein and Our World, Second Edition (Control of Nature)
by David C. Cassidy
Paperback: 162 Pages (2004-09)
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Einstein the man, living amid tremendous social transformation and upheaval, became for many the embodiment of, and spokesman on behalf of, human dignity and reason. Yet, for many others, Einstein the physicist symbolized the incomprehensible new world in which they now found themselves....

For others, the success of Einstein's physics, which lies at the very foundations of our understanding of nature, resulted in an association of his name with the triumph of twentieth-century science-both its enormous success and the enormous economic, political, and military power that derived from it....

How should we, living a half-century after Einstein's death and years after the nuclear cold war that occupied his last days, comprehend this man and his influence on our world? The answer requires a closer look at the interconnections among history, people, and science. ... Read more

6. Cassidy's Run: The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas
by David Wise
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2000-03-07)
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Asin: 0375501533
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Cassidy's Run is the riveting story of one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War--an espionage operation mounted by Washington against the Soviet Union that ran for twenty-three years. At the highest levels of the government, its code name was Operation shocker.

Lured by a double agent working for the United States, ten Russian spies, including a professor at the University of Minnesota, his wife, and a classic "sleeper" spy in New York City, were sent by Moscow to penetrate America's secrets. Two FBI agents were killed, and secret formulas were passed to the Russians in a dangerous ploy that could have spurred Moscow to create the world's most powerful nerve gas.

Cassidy's Run tells this extraordinary true story for the first time, following a trail that leads from Washington to Moscow,with detours to Florida, Minnesota, and Mexico. Based on documents secret until now and scores of interviews in the United States and Russia, the book reveals that:

 ¸         more than 4,500 pages of classified documents, including U.S. nerve gas formulas, were passed to the Soviet Union in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars

 ¸         an "Armageddon code," a telephone call to a number in New York City, was to alert the sleeper spy to an impending nuclear attack--a warning he would transmit to the Soviets by radio signal from atop a rock in Central Park

 ¸         two FBI agents were killed when their plane crashed during surveillance of one of the Soviet spies as he headed for the Canadian border

 ¸         secret "drops" for microdots were set up by Moscow from New York to Florida to Washington

More than a cloak-and-dagger tale, Cassidy's Run is the spellbinding story of one ordinary man, Sergeant Joe Cassidy, not trained as a spy, who suddenly found himself the FBI's secret weapon in a dangerous clandestine war.


"Cassidy's Run shows, once again, that few writers know the ins and outs of the spy game like David Wise. . . his research is meticulous in this true story of espionage that reads like a thriller."
--Dan Rather

"The Master hsa done it again.David Wise, the best observer and chronicler of spies there is, has told another gripping story.This one comes from the cold war combat over nerve gas and is spookier than ever because it's all true."
--Jim LehrerAmazon.com Review
David Wise has written three spy novels and a number of nonfiction books about U.S. intelligence and espionage, and in Cassidy's Run he vividly merges both genres to create a true story that reads like a thriller. In 1959, Joseph Cassidy was an ordinary army sergeant with no training in intelligence or espionage when he was handpicked by the FBI to operate as a double agent. He spent the next 20 years passing U.S.-approved information to the Soviets about chemical and biological weapons and U.S. troop movements. Dubbed Operation Shocker, some of the information he passed involved an experimental, unstable nerve gas that U.S. scientists believed could not be used. This assumption proved to be a high-stakes gamble since much accurate information was mixed with the false in order to lend credence to the charade. U.S. intelligence may never know whether the information they gave the Soviets actually spurred on Russian chemical weapons development. Part of the objective of the operation was to uncover the Soviets' spy network, and in this respect it was successful, eventually flushing out 10 agents living in the United States. Throughout his time as a double agent, only Cassidy's wife knew of his activities--even his children were unaware--allowing him to retire quietly in Florida with his friends and relatives none the wiser. Cassidy's Run is a fascinating tale of cold-war intrigue publicly unknown until now. --Linda Killian ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars InterestingStory At Several Levels
Wise wrote an interesting account covering many years.The factual components of the story appear well researched.However, the author wanders off into speculation that the materials supplied by double agent Cassidy actually caused the USSR to develop more deadly nerve gas. Given the now disclosed facts that the USSR had a massive chemical and biological research and production effort, it is unlikely that any of the well scrubbed stuff given to the USSR had any real impact.

What is outstanding is the appreciation for the level of effort and detail put into a spy case.The endgame is very inconclusive as the two Mexican leftists who were engaged in espionage on behalf of the USSR were allowed to depart the US and escape prosecution. Probably because the case came to a head at an inopportune time when the FBI was being scrutinized for searches and intelligence gathering related to anti war activists.

Cassidy, a non commissioned officer in the Army, does a great job under tremendous stress in convincing the Russians that he is really a loyal ( or at least loyal to the dollars offered) agent.Hollow rocks, microdots, shortwave radios, scanning cameras and invisible ink are all introduced into the process.

Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative, interesting and accurate
This book is very informative and it is accurate as far as I know.It is interesting because it tells a real story, an important story that had wider repercussions than most people probably realize.

5-0 out of 5 stars Uncle Joe
An awesome book about my Uncle Joe.Most of the family didn't know for years what he endured.This book is a great tribute to our family history.Our family is very proud.I doubt this review will help you much in deciding whether or not to buy the book, but several of my friends have read it and had a hard time putting it down until finished.

5-0 out of 5 stars More details would be fine
Although this book does not reveal the precise chemical formulas for the Novichok class of nerve agents it introduces into the hidden world of russian chem-bio weapon designers. The intelligence still fears to make public that Novichoks belong to organophosporus compounds containing the double halogenated oxime like -O-N=C(F)Cl group and that beside P.P.Kirpichev also I.V.Martnov and Yu.A.Kruglak from GosNIOKhT developed the principle of these extremely toxic OP oximes during the mid 60's already (and published also) which resist reactivation by other oximes. These chemicals an be made by heating only of substituted 1,3,2-dioxaphospholanes indicated slighly in this book. Hopefully int'l organizations will make public more details for the protection of other citizens than just army soldiers soon.

5-0 out of 5 stars A True and Well Written Story of a 20 Year Double Agent
This is an amazing story from the very real (and too soon slipping from memory) Cold War.It is principally the story of Joe Cassidy, a rather normal sergeant in the US Army, who was recruited to become a dangle for a Soviet Agent.The ploy worked and Cassidy became a double agent for more than twenty years.Of course, these kinds of stories rather quickly become rather entangled with lots of personalities and different threads of action.The author, David Wise, does an especially fine job in telling this tale and helping us keep straight who is doing what when and to whom.

The details of surveillance and spycraft are fascinating because they are so mundane but in their context seem so strange.This story demonstrates so many of the critical factors in running a counter intelligence operation: the importance of selecting the right agent (in this case Joe Cassidy), the necessity of patience and letting some things slip away in order to keep after the big thing, the chess like thinking of move and countermove in planning operations, the never-quite-sure aspects of whom to trust and what is real or what is a plant, and the role of just plain dumb luck.It isn't like Hollywood, but in many ways is more strange than a movie.If you tried to put some of this stuff in a movie people would complain that it was too far fetched.Yet this is all real.

The book also has some rather chilling information on Nerve Agents, which was the whole point of this many year effort by the FBI and other government agencies.It also has a lot of fascinating information on the devices of spy tradecraft including hollow rocks, rollover cameras, dead drops, micro dots, secret writing, and more.

Because the book is so well written it is a rather easy read.This is a real achievement because of the complexity of the story, but David Wise has long experience as a skilled reporter and writer about intelligence work and knows how to tell these tales.I recommend this book to everyone because it is just plain interesting, because I believe we should keep the reality and sacrifices of the Cold War in our collective memory, and because real people paid with their lives for our security. ... Read more

7. Beyond Uncertainty: Heisenberg, Quantum Physics, and The Bomb
by David C. Cassidy
Paperback: 480 Pages (2010-04-01)
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"Exhaustively detailed yet eminently readable, this is an important book."Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Cassidy does not so much exculpate Heisenberg as explain him, with a transparency that makes this biography a pleasure to read."Los Angeles Times

"Well crafted and readable . . . [Cassidy] provides a nuanced and compelling account of Heisenberg's life."The Harvard Book Review

In 1992, David C. Cassidy’s groundbreaking biography of Werner Heisenberg, Uncertainty, was published to resounding acclaim from scholars and critics. Michael Frayn, in the Playbill of the Broadway production of Copenhagen, referred to it as one of his main sources and “the standard work in English.” Richard Rhodes (The Making of the Atom Bomb) called it “the definitive biography of a great and tragic physicist,” and the Los Angeles Times praised it as “an important book. Cassidy has sifted the record and brilliantly detailed Heisenberg’s actions.” No book that has appeared since has rivaled Uncertainty, now out of print, for its depth and rich detail of the life, times, and science of this brilliant and controversial figure of twentieth-century physics.

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, long-suppressed information has emerged on Heisenberg’s role in the Nazi atomic bomb project. In Beyond Uncertainty, Cassidy interprets this and other previously unknown material within the context of his vast research and tackles the vexing questions of a scientist’s personal responsibility and guilt when serving an abhorrent military regime.

David C. Cassidy is the author of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century, Einstein and Our World, and Uncertainty.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Heisenberg explained
Beyond Uncertainty: Heisenberg, Quantum Physics, and the Bomb
David C. Cassidy
Bellevue Literary Press, NY, 2009

David Cassidy has written what surely must be the definitive work on Werner Heisenberg. He clearly likes the subject, as this is his second book on the same person! The previous one: "Uncertainty: The life and science of Werner Heisenberg" appeared in 1991. The present book draws on more material, has a wider scope, and at least on the subject of the German nuclear-weapon program draws conclusions that would appear to this reviewer as beyond contention.

After a brilliant career, the Nobel Prize in physics at the age of 31 (in 1932), Heisenberg was faced with the onset of the Nazi regime. His love of his country and culture meant that he refused to leave Germany. He never joined the Nazi party, but was faced with living, and working, with the regime. Cassidy finds this the most fascinating aspect of Heisenberg, and it is difficult to disagree.

Many of Heisenberg's actions appear difficult to comprehend with the advantage of hindsight; for example, the famous visit to Niels Bohr in 1941 (the subject of Michael Frayn's wonderful play) is covered in length. We also (since 2002) have the advantage of the Bohr archives to set the record straight on this visit. Cassidy puts them in perspective with what Heisenberg had to suffer at the hands of not only the regime, but also the German clique (led by Nobel Laureates Stark & Lenard) who promoted "Aryan Physics". Specifically, they tried to eliminate all references to Einstein and relativity, and, just for good measure, quantum mechanics as well. Heisenberg's work was inextricably tied into both concepts, and he was vigorously attacked. Cleared in 1937 by the personnel intervention of Heinrich Himmler (whose mother knew Heisenberg's), Heisenberg was greatly relieved, and came to have confidence in his judgment about the regime. He was terribly mistaken.

With the discovery of fission at the end of 1938, Heisenberg, like most other physicists, became involved. He went on to head the main German effort to develop a nuclear threat. As explained by Cassidy, this was not successful due to competing efforts sponsored by different parts of the regime, as well as a lack of leadership and clear scientific, and technical, drive. Conditions in war-time Germany, especially after the start of Allied bombing, were, of course, much more difficult than in the US, but there were no great moral discussions. The notion (the infamous "lesart") that the Germans did not develop the bomb because they did not want to is nonsense. Cassidy destroys this myth, as others have before, especially the Farm Hall tapes (edited by Bernstein and published in 1996). The German program was blighted by mistakes, both in physics and technology, and they never even got a reactor operating, which Fermi did for the Allies in Chicago in 1942.

After the war Heisenberg used his considerable prestige to help rebuild both Germany and physics. In this, he deserves praise. Physics, as expected, had moved on, and he never made any lasting contribution after the war, but his legacy in physics is assured.

Heisenberg was a brilliant physicist, and a man who knew right from wrong. Of all the senior German physicists who stayed in Germany during this dreadful time, only Max von Laue seems to have steered a path through the rocks - he chose not to collaborate at all with the regime. Heisenberg's great error was to believe that he could somehow steer between the moral conflicts of the Nazi regime. He was to learn, to his cost, that if one sups with the devil, take a long spoon. Heisenberg's was not nearly long enough. David Cassidy has captured this conflict in a brilliant book and I do not expect him to produce a third biography.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book --bad book
I just started reading the book and I find it very interesting and very well written, but I feel that I have to comment on the physical book itself--

It is not an inexpensive book, but it is cheaply made---small print, thick cheap rough paper, bad photos printed on poor paper stock--

All in all, a book that looks that it will fall apart in several years---it is an argument for ebooks---

5-0 out of 5 stars Did Heisenberg "suppress information that might have led to a bomb?"
Born into a family that prized academic achievement, Werner Heisenberg's was raised with clearly defined expectations.Indeed, when he was seventeen he was the teacher and leader of "Group Heisenberg" and by the age of twenty he was already an advanced student of physics, at twenty-six, Germany's youngest professor of theoretical physics at the University of Leipzig.Around the time his leadership abilities came to the fore, an unexpected revelation came to him."All at once and with utter certainty, I found my link with the center."

A life of physics can be a lonely one, but at the age of thirty-two he began a new life and family with Elisabeth Schumacher, who later wrote that she resented him and his "Swabian idyll."During the war, with a growing family with six children, Werner had other pressing concerns. The "uranium club" had been looking at the prospect of a nuclear weapon along with more the more practical use of energy production.Many years later there was a sharp division of opinion as to his motives.Did Heisenberg want Germany to win the war or was he "able to suppress information that might have led to a bomb" and did he "further [sabotage] the project by slowing it down and keeping other less scrupulous scientists from constructing a weapon that would indeed have enabled Hitler to win the war."Just how close did they come?

This is a comprehensive and well-done biography, one in which the reader need not have any knowledge of quantum theory (you will not have to struggle with Schröedinger's cat as you did if you read the Quantum Enigma.)This is a definite page turner for all who are interested in not only Heisenberg, but also Bohr, Einstein, Planck, Diebner, Bagge, Debye and a host of others. My only problem with this book, albeit petty, was that the print was quite small.If you are really hooked, you will be able to find short sound bites of Heisenberg discussing the Uncertainty Principle on the internet. Wunderbare erfahrung!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beyond Uncertainty
Allow me to mention this is an excellent book on an excellent subject by an excellent author. I have no qualms about using "excellent" so much in this case, for I read the author's prior work on the subject of Heisenberg, and a couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to make contact with the author, who is a true gentleman and was quite helpful.This is a follow-up to his book Uncertainty, an excellent biography David C. Cassidy wrote in 1991/1992(?), on the late Werner Heisenberg. I have not read the current book, but knowing his excellent work ethic from the previous book and knowing he is considered the leading expert on the life of Werner Heisenberg, this book should be excellent, as well. I plan to buy it. If you are interested in science or history, you should buy this book.I will try to return once I have read Beyond Uncertainty.For now, I want you to know in my opinion, based on the dedication I have seen in Cassidy for Heisenberg as a subject and as a human being, if you are hesitating to buy this book, DON'T.Buy the book.David C. Cassidy writes with the heart, historical knowledge, and scientific understanding we wish every writer like him would do.I hope I have helped someone out there decide to buy this book and I am sure you will enjoy it.Thank you for trusting my opinion. ... Read more

8. Understanding Physics
by David Cassidy, Gerald Holton, James Rutherford
Hardcover: 880 Pages (2002-09-10)
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UNDERSTANDING PHYSICS is an innovative introductory course designed for students preparing to enter careers in fields outside of science or engineering, including students planning to teach, or already teaching, in K-12 classrooms. It is inspired by the famous Project Physics Course, which became known for its success in inspiring students with the excitement of physics by placing its concepts within a broader humanistic context.||UNDERSTANDING PHYSICS enables students to gain a full appreciation of physics both as a discipline and as a body of knowledge: a sense of what the concepts mean, where they came from, and why we think we know what we know. The course is among the first to accommodate recommendations of the "National Science Education Standards" from the National Academy of Sciences and the "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" from Project 2061 at the college level. Understanding Physics also incorporates the most recent advances in understanding how students learn physics and where they encounter difficulties, and it offers great flexibility to instructors to adapt the course to the needs of their students and to their own needs and interests.||The course components - textbook, student guide, instructor guide - all work together to provide students with an integrated experience in physics. |·The text provides a conceptual framework and connecting narrative for the course that promotes an active engagement with the material. |·Each chapter contains questions designed to help students confirm what they have learned as well as questions to encourage them to go beyond the reading, in individual study, laboratory work, and group discussion. |·The student guide provides both written and hands-on activities for enhancing understanding|·The suggested laboratory work includes in-depth explorations, student-designed inquiries, and text-related mini-explorations that may be used as hands-on activities or as demonstrations with student participation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars what every educated person should know about physics
This really is an excellent book.

I believe it's aimed at first year university/college students who require a broad CONCEPTUAL overview of the field of classical & modern physics and how they came to be that way. At over 800 pages it gets chest deep in the key experiments and their interpretation. Basically, shows you the logic behind how we've come to understand the modern technical world starting with the Greeks up to modern day.

The information contained in this work is what every person graduating from a high school physics course should know from a qualitative POV. However, it does not contain the math/problem solving parts of physics required for high school. Overall, book is similar to "Physics for Poets" by March.

small complaints: because it's so thick the spine is easily cracked/broken. Why not divide the book into 2 volumes? Chapter 9 seems out of sequence with preceding material. At the end of chapter 9 the Michelson-Morley diagram for the interferometer is not explained.

Some chapters are too long - # 8 on wave motion for e.g. Also, some material is over-explained but I can live with that.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good introduction
I spend most of my hours reading philosophy. So I never had taken any classes in Physics or any Exact Science. Since more and more Im into the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, I keep on being confronted with a Mechanical worldview and bringing back everything to laws. Kants hero in this way was Isaac Newton. So there you go trying to understand ones philosophy that was one of the few who actually was abble to understand Newton. So I more and more thought about reading myself into Pysics. But the problem was that I could not find a proper introduction. So I went to a store in Amsterdam to find something or atleast gain some information. In the end I walked out with this book.

The book has a historical based way of dealing with everything, so they begin in Ancient Greece and work their way up. Since Im mainly interested in the astronomical part and the mechanical side of Physics I did not read the rest, but since that what I read is covering about half of the book. And since that is extremely we'll written (half is about Mechanics and the other half about Atoms) I think that the second part pf the book is very good too.

Anyway if you are a leek in this field. And you want to learn sometging about Physics including the historical development, so not only just the laws and the mathmantical parts of physics, but learn who the poiners really were and how theu came to their thoughts, this book is for you. However if you do want to learn something about the mathmatical side, and go really deep into the abstracts, then I think you beter pass. Anyway for every beginner or someone that wants to pollish op their knowledge, its a great recomandation. ... Read more

9. Meet David Cassidy
by James A Hudson
 Paperback: 79 Pages (1972)

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10. The David Cassidy story
by James Gregory
 Unknown Binding: 157 Pages (1973)

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11. Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg
by David C. Cassidy
Paperback: 688 Pages (1993-08-15)
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Werner Heisenberg's genius and his place at the forefront of modern physics are unquestioned. His decision to remain in Germany throughout the Third Reich and his role in Hitler's atomic bomb project are still topics of heated debate. UNCERTAINTY is David Cassidy's compelling portrait of this brilliant, ambitious, and controversial scientist. It is the definitive Heisenberg biography, as well as a striking evocation of the development of quantum physics, the rise of Nazism, and the dawn of the atomic age.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Complete biography
As the reviews in at the backcover stated, the writer deals thoroughly and fairly with the controversies surrounding this great scientist. This book gives a good overview of the man himself, his science, and the times he lived through. It is one of those works of enormous scope, that will probably not be topped. Just like the Making of the Atomic bomb or other alike tour the force works, it makes me wonder how many letters, sources, and interviews must have been worked through to make the picture come alive.
This is the definitive work on Heisenberg, and it gives also the best explanation of how the quantum Copenhagen interpretation as well as the uncertainty principle work! So it is recommended for historians, for scientists, or people who have an interest in both. Very highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great stuff!!
"Uncertainty" is an outstanding piece of biographical and history of science writing.The only shortcomings of the book, in my view, are: 1) the short shrift it gives to WH's life and career post-WWII; and 2) its sometimes overly abstruse exposition of WH's science.Concerning this last point, Cassidy is clearly writing for an expert (or at least highly sophisticated lay) audience.Though I got the gist of much of the specialist detail in "Uncertainty", I would have appreciated and greatly profited from some more general discussion along the way.That said, Cassidy paints the science in sufficiently broad strokes that even the non-specialist can grasp (with some effort!) something of the beauty and complexity of quantum physics.I have always been fascinated with quantum physics.Having just finished "Uncertainty" I am all the more intent on brushing up my math and doing some serious study of the discipline.Books like "Uncertainty" inspire the quest for knowledge.Cassidy is to be commended.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW what a book - 5 stars*****
A must for everyone. I would like to express my gratitude to his wife Janet for her many years of encourangement.If it was not for her would this great book have been created?Thank you Janet for the awesome book ( and i almost forgot to the author David Cassidy)

4-0 out of 5 stars A very serious book about a very serious matter
This book is not for the lighthearted.It is an excellent account of the life of Werner Heisenberg and of the strong nationalism that blinsided him to the situation in Nazi Germany. His brilliance as a first rate physicist notwithstanding, the book shows by example what happens to science when it becomes totally subservient to a totalitarian regime and shows the problems of regional politics overtaken by a ruthless dictator in the funding of science.The fine line that Heisenberg walked did not diminished his scientific accomplishment but did not excuse him from his participation in a scientific enterprise that could very well have changed the course of history had it been successful, a Nazi A-bomb.The book is also a lesson on the results of elitism in science and it shows how the Nazis cheated themselves from an even greater role in nuclear physics because of their policies.

4-0 out of 5 stars Heisenberg is Great
This book is superb as a biography and as history of Quantum Mechanics. As you read the pages you grow together with Heisenberg in his daily life and his achievements in Physics. You start to understand how the Quantum Mechanics was founded, how trial and error methods eventually developed into such a fundemental theory. The book is very voluminious but if you have patient in reading it on each line you live the life of a great man. I found it very interesting that even though he is one of the great founders of the Quantum Physics, he had more vacations than me and enjojed the life better than me. It shows that to be a good scientist you just have to carry your brain and think while wandering in the country side. Isn't it great. Apparently he did not even know Matrix Theory until Bohr showed him. Every page is full with history, science and suprise. Story is so vivid that you can even visualise the streets of Munich or other German towns as you read the book. Grat book,a lot of pages in fine print but worth of it. ... Read more

12. Werner Heisenberg : A Bibliography of His Writings, Second, Expanded Edition
by David C. Cassidy
Paperback: 226 Pages (2001-01-20)
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A complete bibliography of all of the scientific and non-scientific writings of German physicist Werner Heisenberg from 1922 to 2001. Heisenberg was the inventor of the uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics. The listing contains cross-references to all reprints, translations, and excerpts of his writings, as well as guides to his collected works and to the essential Heisenberg writings for technical and non-technical audiences. ... Read more

13. The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 2: The Swiss Years: Writings, 1900-1909 (Original texts)
by Albert Einstein
Hardcover: 696 Pages (1990-02-01)
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This volume of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein contains the scientific work Einstein published during the first decade of his career, and includes some of the most significant achievements of twentieth-century physics. The first paper was written in 1900 by the twenty-one-year-old Einstein, newly graduated from the Swiss Federal Polytechnical School, or ETH, in Zurich and still searching in vain for a job. The last paper in this volume is the text of an invited lecture given in 1909 to a major scientific meeting by Einstein after he was appointed to his first academic post at the University of Zurich. He had already been recognized as an important theoretical physicist on the basis of the work reprinted here, particularly the three masterpieces that appeared in quick succession during 1905, Einstein's year of miracles. In one of these papers Einstein showed how one could finally confirm the ancient view that matter is composed of discrete atoms, and even measure the numbers and masses of these atoms. In a second paper, which even he referred to as "very revolutionary," he argued that the observed properties of thermal radiation suggest that it consists not of waves, but rather of localized particles of energy which he called energy quanta. The third and most famous paper set forth the special theory of relativity, solving some long-standing difficulties, but requiring a significant change in our understanding of those basic concepts, space and time. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Translations of Einstein's papers are scattered around, but are generally hard to find.This volume brings together a decade of Einstien's scientific papers translated into English.The editors have chosen to leave in the mistakes and typographical errors and refer the reader to the documentary edition (which I believe can be purchased directly from Princeton University Press, but not on Amazon).This documentary edition is a printing of the original German articles with extensive introductions and footnotes in English.If you are not comfortable reading technical papers auf Deutsch and choose this English version over the documentary edition, then you lose the benefit of the footnotes.Even that benefit is limited.I worked through the details of Einstein's thesis with the footnotes from the documentary edition.Several errors in the thesis are not noted and there are some errors in the footnotes themselves.The collection contains several early papers of Einstein that I have never before seen translated.There are also reviews of articles which Einstein wrote on other papers.These reviews will be of limited interest for most readers.Overall, it is a great pleasure to see how Einstein originally presented his great works on relativity, Brownian motion, photoelectric effect, the dimension of molecules, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Einstein Gold (or God) Age
All the Einstein life is very intersting! For the 20st centuryworld life the 1900-1909 Einstein period is the apex of his scientificcontributions, specially for three papers: those about the Brownian Movement, the Photoelectric Effects and Eletromagnetic Effects when there is a referencial change. All three papers brought to ous news interpretations of those phenomena and revealed the Einstein interpretation capacity of visible and not-visible world. The paper about Photoelectric Effects presented a new quantum views of ligh and material interaction while the Eletromagnetic Effects showed the principles of Special Relativity, a theme that transverse the 20st century and arrive at 21st century without popular technology applications. This book brings a opened, stimulant, and helpful explanations - great lectures - about the principals Einstein ideas. Maybe this book is the first to point closely the life and thinking of a science men. ... Read more

14. Einstein and Our World
by David C. Cassidy
 Hardcover: 100 Pages (1999-04)
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This work offers an assessment of the impact of the great scientist Einstein on our ideas of our world. ... Read more

15. UC-One Small Step: America's First Primates in Space
by Patrick Hughes, David Cassidy
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Before Alan B. Shephard, John Glenn, and the rest of the Mercury astronauts made their famous flights, America's space program used a different sort of test pilot-chimpanzees. Possessing a combination of intelligence and physical toughness, they were the perfect subjects. And so, in January 1961, a three-year-old chimp named Ham was rocketed into space, propelling the United States one step closer to the goal of manned space flight. Ten months later, another chimp, named Enos, soared into orbit. Both chimps were instant worldwide celebrities. But what happened to Ham, Enos, and NASA's specialized chimpanzee colony after they faded into history?

David Cassidy and Patrick Hughes tell the story of these brave "astrochimps," revealing how they were trained for space flight, and how NASA rewarded the colony-which was retired in 1997-for their long and dependable service.


Documentary on Ham, his flight, the other astrochimps, and their early exploration of space. ... Read more

16. Werner Heisenberg: A Bibliography of His Writings (Berkeley papers in history of science)
by David Cassidy, Martha Baker
 Paperback: 153 Pages (1984-06)
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17. Billy and Blaze Stories
by Clarence W. Anderson, David Cassidy
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18. The Winner
by David Baldacci
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5-0 out of 5 stars Winner
No longer have a casset player gave the book away and that person said it was five star book
I need on CD or MP3

4-0 out of 5 stars This Man Can Sure Tell A Story
Boy oh boy can Baldacci ever tell a story. This novel about a lottery winner (or future lottery winner) was unique, original, and captivating. It's been years since I've read it, but I distinctly remember falling in love with main female character. You will, too. And you'll definitely enjoy this book!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Above average plot with intricate developments, but it was missing the wow factor.Good but not great.
To let readers know where I'm coming from, my preferred genre is romance novels.The fact that I liked this should mean something since it is off genre for me.Throughout the book there was the underlying frustration of how can anyone ever stop this bad guy, but he gets it eventually.The story was excellent mechanically with good showing not telling.I would have liked more emotional draw to the characters.Not necessary, but I also would have liked more witty or thought provoking dialogue.I liked the LuAnn character a lot.She was physically very strong.Her strength of mind and body actually scared some men.

There were a couple parts that were a little too convenient to the plot for me.Jackson wanted to kill Charlie and LuAnn.He should have shot them, but he chose to do things that they could survive.

Story length: 626 pages.Swearing language: moderate.Sexual language: none.Number of sex scenes: 2.Total number of sex scene pages: 2.Setting: current day mostly Georgia, New York City, Virginia, and Washington D.C.Copyright: 1997.Genre: action suspense thriller.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lie, Cheat, Steal and Kill or better yet, life's moral issues
I recently started reading David Baldacci books, so I have a lot of catching up to do with some of you.

But this book is really interesting.As a Pastor I am always thinking about the moraldilemmas of life that people face.So, this book really hit home.LuAnn Tyler is an attractive young woman with an infant child, poor as all get out, working as a waitress and just wants to have a good life.So, when she is offered the chance to win $100 million dollars, she is faced with a dilemma.Does she compromise moral values and take the "gift", or does she ignore it and go on living in poverty?OK, OK, so she isn't maybe as moral as I would like to believe.

BUT, how many of us when faced with the same alternative would have a dilemma on our hands?Let's face it, human nature is a sinful nature.Thus we all want something better than what we have.The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill.I was left wondering, what would I do if offered this "gift".It lead to some entertaining thoughts about how I would spend the money.

OK, back to the book.I found it spell binding.Sure the scenario is implausible, but come on folks, it's a book.We want the implausible, the impossible, the unthinkable.That gives us a diversion from our true lives for the little while, while we read.

If you like suspense, thrills, a love story, yeah it's a chick flick book (smile), then this is the book for you.Try and not dwell to long on the improbability of this really happening and just enjoy the read.


2-0 out of 5 stars Not David Baldacci's Best. At All.
In D.Baldacci's Camel Club books, he creates believable characters. He also creates believable scenes. In The Winner, neither is true. First, it seems that Part One was written as a short story or novelette. He could have ended there nicely. Unfortunately, he didn't, and the beginning of Part Two has the main character, LuAnn, making a decision that--given her independent spirit, not having a good childhood, and love of her little girl--never would have done. All of the characters are cardboard and unbelievable. The story line is contrived. Then there is the constant use of the words, "...eyes bored into..." And the worst phase--"...her breasts quivered." Breasts quivering?! Come on, David, that's for the newbie writers!

Yes, it's a page turner, and that's why I give it two stars. Something is always going on, and you'll read it to see if your guesses are right. ... Read more

19. The Unbelievable Bubble Book
by John Cassidy, David Stein
Paperback: 78 Pages (1987-09)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$12.88
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Asin: 0932592155
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description
Equal parts science and fun, along with instructions for using the attached Bubble Thing to create six-foot rainbow bubbles.They don't call it unbelievable for nothing. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Bubbleology for the beginner!
I brought this book and wand to my grandchildren.I love bubbles.Always have.And to relieve boredom (theirs and mine), I bought the glycerin and we made bubbles for hours.It's been a big hit, and I promise even you will be intrigued.

I am a writer and a photographer, and this morning I posted a little story here, and really, this little story is my review.


By all means, buy the book, but make sure the wand is there, too.

May Lattanzio
Freelance Writer/Poet/Photographer
Author:Waltz on the Wild Side - An Animal Lover's Journal
Contributor:Least Loved Beasts of the Really Wild West:A Tribute
Amazon Shorts Author

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it already.
It's really about the "Bubble Thing". The book by itself is interesting, with lots of pictures, descriptions and history but you really have to get the "Bubble Thing". I'm in the business of (very) fun camps for children and although when I first had the thought of including a program on bubbles there were those who suggested it wouldn't work, wrong (Big Time Wrong). Kids love it. If you have children you won't regret investing in the "Bubble Thing", I don't.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Amazing Bubblething
John Cassidy and David Stein did a great job on this book and the "Bubblething" that come with the book. I have a little girl who loves bubbles and this book and toy have been great fun. The truth be known I am having as much fun blowing these HUGE bubbles as she is chasing them down and popping them. I should warn you though all the kids on the block will be stopping by asking you to blow bubbles for them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy the book and the Bubble Thing!
This book, the Unbelievable Bubble Book, is about a toy that produces the biggest soap blown, amateur-created, bubbles in the world.

After the instructions on how to use The Bubble Thing, the book covers all aspects of bubbles (history, science) in an entertaining styling accessible to children and young adults.And older adults, too, whoever cares to open it.

I really enjoyed this book, and guffawed at the author's humor.John Cassidy is an amusing writer.He courageously writes humor right alongside scientific fact, and pulls it off.His writing skills have obviously developed past those deserving a bunch of rotten vegetables thrown at him.

The inventor of the Bubble Thing, David Stein, has an interesting and personal story to tell about his invention.You get the impression from reading his story that there was no financial incentive behind the work he put into making his incredible toy.But he knew what he wanted, performance-wise, from the start.He cared about getting the best bubbles he could, but to entertain his baby daughter.Through trial-and-error, that was just what he got.

The book and the toy are all-around great, and I thoroughly recommend them.Try out the Bubble Thing, it's as good as what you fantasize it could be.The bubbles it makes are HUGE.

5-0 out of 5 stars Big Kid Fun
My husband received this book several years ago as a 50th birthday present.It sat in it's wrapper for a couple of years-what does a grownman need with a Bubble Book?Well he has resurrected it and has had somuch fun with it this summer.We took it to our family reunion, onvacation and to a chorus picnic, kids big and small are fascinated and wantto try it. Give it a try--you will be hooked. ... Read more

Unknown Binding: Pages (1972)

Asin: B003FO7FEC
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