"They all agreed on one name: Werner Heisenberg. "The position of Heisenberg in German physics is essentially unique," Oppenheimer said. He'd be at the head of any serious German program. The German-born physicist Hans Bethe even had an idea of what to do about it. "Kidnapping Heisenberg," said Bethe, would greatly eliminate the German project" Pg.116
"Colonel Eifler," began Furman, "do you think you can kidnap this man and bring him back to us?" "When do i start?" Pg.118
Get that uranium back to America
"Carl, there's a change in your orders," Donovan informed Eifler. "We have broken the atom secret with our Manhattan Project. We beat the Nazis. Your mission is scrubbed." "I see, sir," said Eifler, blinking back tears of disappointment." Pg.149
Welcome, you can do anything you want here, except leave.
"He gave the job instead to a forty-one-year-old former baseball player names Moe Berg. ... In 1943, his playing days over, he took his talents to the OSS. Berg was soon assigned to a secret operation, code-named Alsos. The Alsos mission's job was to follow close behind advancing Allied forces in Europe..." Pg.150
"In this cave, Heisenberg had been trying to build an atomic pile, similar to the one made by Enrico Fermi on the squash court in Chicago. He'd been trying to create a chain reaction in uranium-the first step on the road to an atomic bomb. But where Fermi had succeeded, Heisenberg had failed." Pg.163
"What the Germans learned only later was that they were at an estate called Farm Hall, in the countryside of southeast England. They'd been taken there to keep them out of the hands of their Soviets, but there was more to it. The goal was to isolate the Germans, to keep them from even mentioning the words atomic bomb..." Pg.173