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DR. LISE MEITNER: THE MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING PHYSICIST

In the August 7, 1945 issue of the New York Times under the headline: FIRST ATOMIC BOMB DROPPED ON JAPAN; TRUMAN WARNS FOE OF A ‘RAIN OF RUIN,’” an article traces the simultaneously terrifying and wondrous development of the atomic bomb, its scientific history, and the race between the Allies and the Germans to attain the ultimate weapon. Somewhere under the fold, buried in a dense paragraph, this sentence appears: “The key component that allowed the Allies to develop the bomb was brought to the Allies by a female, ‘non-Aryan’ physicist.” Who was this woman?

What’s Hannah’s War about?

Hachette Book Group has produced a wonderful short video to introduce readers to my book.

Review From Shelf Awareness

As World War II rages on, an international team of brilliant scientists is developing a top-secret bomb in the lab at Los Alamos. Among them is Dr. Hannah Weiss, a gifted Jewish physicist who fled Berlin to escape Nazi persecution. Major Jack Delaney, an intelligence agent sent to Los Alamos to catch a spy, has…

Live Talks Los Angeles

On Monday, March 30 at 8:00 pm, Jan Eliasberg will be in conversation with Tony Shalhoub to discuss her debut novel, Hannah’s War. Purchase Tickets Here: https://livetalksla.org/events/jan-eliasberg-with-tonyshalhoub/fbclid=IwAR0IALuqDpfDXQFRZzWnngM5PtNtrFu0zLsN0CRDr357iznlK1K2Gz2eup8

About Hannah's War

Award-winning filmmaker Jan Eliasberg’s HANNAH’S WAR, for readers of The Nightingale and The Alice Network, a thrilling historical debut about a female scientist working to develop the first atomic bomb during World War II, and the young military investigator determined to uncover her secret past.

Publication: March 3, 2020


“A GRIPPING TRUE STORY LONG OVERDUE TO BE TOLD”

“I flew through Hannah’s War, a gripping true story long overdue to be told, of a brilliant woman physicist working to develop the first atomic bomb and the secret she fights to protect.”
Martha Hall Kelly (THE LILAC GIRLS; LOST ROSES)


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