Jamie Holmes

12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Super-weapon

Jamie Holmes, author of 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon, discusses the extraordinary wartime mobilization of American science and the ultimate can-do mindset.

[Recorded September 17, 2020.]

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      Jamie Holmes, author of 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon, is a writer living in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in print or online in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Slate, the Christian Science Monitor, the New Republic, the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, USA Today, and the Daily Beast. His first book was Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing.

      [Photo: Marissa Rauch Photography.]