With war raging in Europe, the Allies worried about advances being made by Germans scientists. The British wanted to get a jump ahead of Hitler and the physicists working for the Third Reich. England was too close to the enemy, so they decided to secretly establish a nuclear research laboratory in Montreal. The best scientists moved to Montreal with two goals in mind: develop an ultra-powerful bomb and find a new source of energy. What started as cooperation with the Americans instead became a race to harness the energy of the atom when Washington launched the Manhattan project. Montreal and the Bomb breathes new life into the exhilarating saga of European scientists secretly developing a strategic nuclear laboratory in the halls of the Université de Montréal. It?s a story peopled by leading figures of modern physics, bold chemists, and scientists accused of spying. The one idea driving them is to master the atom, whatever the result may be.
Montreal and the Bomb breathes new life into the exhilarating saga of European scientists secretly developing a strategic nuclear laboratory in the halls of the Université de Montréal.
Author: Gilles Sabourin
FLQ sallies against the English establishment began on March 7 , when Molotov cocktails were thrown at three armories in the Montreal area . These bombs ...
Author: Fraser N. Gurd
Publisher: GeneralStore PublishingHouse
Category: Gurd family
Informative, thought-provoking, and at times hilarious, this book examines how the American media have portrayed Canada, from Confederation to the Obama inauguration.
Informative, thought-provoking, and at times hilarious, this book examines how the American media have portrayed Canada, from Confederation to the Obama inauguration.
Author: Chantal Allan
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Transcript of interviews, articles, and letters of a nuclear scientist from Pakistan.
The second reason is that the 1st class ticket ( Montreal / Karachi / Montreal ) which would be bought from Germany , would be four times the excursion ...
Author: Abdul Qadeer Khan
Category: Nuclear energy
60 Le Montrealer ( Danny Bombs ) ( C23775 ) , p , 2 , 2. 114h , 3 , 2. 0844h , 5 , 2. 0246h , p $ 24 , 419 , b h , by Danny Direct . Bob Begin , Montreal ...
Author: United States Trotting Association
Category: Horse racing
“American crime fiction fans will welcome the opportunity to sample the short fiction of some worthy Canadian authors.” —Publishers Weekly Following the success of Toronto Noir, the Noir Series explores new Canadian terrain, featuring both English and Francophone authors. Like the city it springs from, Montreal Noir is an intriguing mix of culture, identities, and neighborhoods with one thing in common: the dark side of human nature. This collection presents stories by Patrick Senécal, Tess Fragoulis, Howard Shrier, Michel Basilières, Robert Pobi, Samuel Archibald, Geneviève Lefebvre, Ian Truman, Johanne Seymour, Arjun Basu, Martin Michaud, Melissa Yi, Catherine McKenzie, Peter Kirby, and Brad Smith. “Montreal solidifies its reputation as the epicentre for Canadian noir in a strong new anthology.” —Quill & Quire “Brings together a bicultural roster of talent by some of the city’s best crime-fiction specialists, with tales from the city’s many neighbourhoods.” —Toronto Star “An impressive roster . . . Stories from across the many sub-genres of mystery: police procedural, thriller, private eye, psychological suspense, and hard-boiled crime.” —Montreal Review of Books “Whether it’s the quirkiness of the characters, the ingenuity of the puzzles, or the big hearts inside some of the darkest villains, noir’s different north of the border.” —Kirkus Reviews
On the Internet, anyone can learn to make a bomb.” “So, what do you want?” “I've planted a bomb on a street downtown and it'll do much more damage than the ...
Author: John McFetridge
Publisher: Akashic Books
The whole story hasn ' t been written yet about Urey 189 1 190 The project in Montreal was specifically devoted to the industrial development of heavy water ...
Author: Joseph J. Ermenc
Category: Atomic bomb
Judy Torrance introduces the concept of public violence to denote acts widely considered to be violent and of importance to society. Public violence differs from related concepts like political violence in explicitly recognizing that the subject matter is socially constructed.
... killed by own bomb 1963 Kapuskasing, Ont. 3 Strike attack (Jamieson, 1968: 414) 1963 Montreal 1 FLQbomb 1964 Montreal 2 Clash during FLQ arms theft ...
Author: Judy Torrance
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
In September 1942, Colonel Leslie R. Groves was given the job of building the atomic bomb. As a career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, Groves had overseen hundreds of military construction projects, including the Pentagon. Until now, scientists have received the credit for the Manhattan Project’s remarkable achievements. And yet, it was Leslie R. Groves who made things happen. It was Groves who drove manufacturers, construction crews, scientists, industrialists, and military and civilian officials to come up with the money, the materials, and the plans to solve thousands of problems and build the bomb in only two years. It was his operation, and in Racing for the Bomb he emerges as a take-charge, can-do figure who succeeds in the face of formidable odds. Revealed for the first time in Racing for the Bomb, Groves played a crucial and decisive role in the planning, timing, and targeting of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki missions. Norris offers new insights into the complex and controversial questions surrounding the decision to drop the bomb in Japan and Groves’s actions during World War II, which had a lasting imprint on the nuclear age and the Cold War that followed. Grove’s extensive influence on key institutions of postwar America has been overlooked for too long. In this full-scale biography, which includes archival material and family letters and documents and features several previously unpublished photographs, Norris places Groves at the center of the amazing Manhattan Project story. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The main research focus of the Montreal laboratory was the use of heavy water to slow neutrons. A contingent of Canadian scientists joined them.
Author: Robert S. Norris
In this definitive, up-to-the-minute account of the Hells Angels in Canada, two veteran journalists investigate why the recent imprisonment of feared biker leader, Maurice “Mom” Boucher, is too little, too late. By the spring of 2002, Boucher was safely in prison but the Hells Angels had grown to 37 chapters with close to 600 members across the country. They had taken over the drug trade and continued their rapid expansion into Ontario with a recent, high-profile enlistment -- or patchover -- of 168 members from other gangs. In Winnipeg, gang warfare turned ugly as the Hells muscled out the competition and firebombed a policeman’s home. In Vancouver, they secured a stranglehold on smuggling in the all-important West Coast port. The Road to Hell is the story of how the Hells have taken over the Canadian crime scene: how politicians dithered while overburdened prosecutors burned out and lost major cases; how police brass squabbled while a handful of dedicated cops worked years to amass their evidence; how a few citizens stood up the bikers and paid for that bravery with their lives. Murder plots, drug deals, money laundering and assassinations are brought to life through never-before-revealed police files, wiretaps and surveillance tapes. In gripping prose, the authors tell all about Boucher’s war on the justice system; how he finally lost in Quebec, thanks in part to Danny Kane, a reluctant biker turned informer; but how across Canada the Hells have succeeded in building a national crime empire. The RCMP and then the police in Montreal would run Danny Kane as one of the most successful -- and most secretive -- agents ever to infiltrate organized crime. Kane would climb all the way to the top: from a lowly hangaround to a trusted confidante of the Quebec Nomads, the elite chapter led by the top Hells Angels lieutenants of Maurice “Mom” Boucher. And through his entire six-year-career as a spy, few people -- even inside the police -- would ever know about his dangerous double life. -- from The Road to Hell
He told them that Steinert led a team of bomb makers and had purchased twenty ... purchased the remote control devices from toy stores around Montreal.
Author: Julian Sher
Publisher: Seal Books
Category: True Crime
This study examines the origins and development of the CACP an important but little-studied non-governmental organization reflecting the interests principally of municipal police administrators within the broader political and social context of the 20th century, a period of dramatic changes in the r
73 One sign of the times was a presentation by a Montreal Urban Community police bomb - disposal expert at the next CACP conference .
Author: Greg Marquis
Category: Social Science
AEROSOL ( wetting agents ) - North American Cyanamid Ltd . , Montreal 14 . AEROSOL ( insect bomb ) - - Marquette Products Ltd . , Quebec , Que .
Category: Paper industry
James Chadwick (1891-1974) came from a humble background: his father was a cotton spinner. He was accepted in the physics department of Sir Ernest Rutherford at Manchester University in 1908 on a scholarship, and soon started publishing new findings about radioactivity. This led to a traveling scholarship to Berlin, where he made the important discovery of the continuous spectrum of β-particles. When the World War I broke out, Chadwick was interned by the Germans as an enemy alien for the next four years, but continued experiments in the prison camp. On his return to England in broken health, Rutherford invited Chadwick to join the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge where he became Rutherford’s deputy and oversaw much groundbreaking physics research over the next 15 years. Chadwick concentrated on finding evidence for the neutron, an uncharged nuclear particle whose existence was first proposed by Rutherford in 1920. Having noticed anomalous results from the Curie laboratory in Paris in 1932, Chadwick used simple bench-top apparatus to convince himself, after weeks of intense observations, that he had definite evidence for the existence of the neutron. The Nobel Prize for physics followed in 1935; that year he moved to Liverpool University to head his own department. At the outbreak of World War II, the feasibility of atomic bombs of unprecedented explosive power was already being discussed. Chadwick drafted the British MAUD committee's historic reports in the summer of 1941 which concluded that atomic bombs were indeed feasible with sufficient industrial capacity. In wartime Britain this was impossible, but in 1943 Chadwick moved to the US as head of the British scientists working on the Manhattan Project. He formed an unlikely alliance with its leader, General Leslie Groves, and became an adroit scientist-diplomat. Witnessing the first explosion of a plutonium-fueled device at the Trinity Test shattered him. Chadwick believed that dropping atomic bombs on Japanese cities was justified but the development of nuclear weapons as an unintended consequence of his discovery of the neutron caused him deep personal anguish. “Until this excellent book by Andrew Brown, [Chadwick] has remained the most shadowy of the atomic scientists who, for better or worse, gave the human species mastery over nuclear energy.” — Nigel Calder, New Scientist “Andrew Brown’s biography beautifully reveals [Chadwick’s] scientific, diplomatic and personal achievements.” — Roger H Stuewer, Physics Today “I can warmly recommend this book to all interested in the life of a remarkable scientist who played a crucial role in a formative period of the modern world.” — Hermann Bondi, Times Higher Education Supplement “This is the biography of a physicist who made one of the most important discoveries in nuclear physics, but retained to his old age the shyness of a young lad... Andrew Brown takes us through Chadwick’s life as an adventure... I found it a very good read.” — Hans Bethe, American Journal of Physics “The tale of so sterling a character, even when told as well as in this book, may be a little short on light moments, but any reader interested in the evolution of physics from an academic passion to a leading role on the world stage will find it a fascinating story and a worthy tribute to a great scientist.” — Brian Pippard, Nature “... makes absorbing reading... more than the life story of a remarkable man... unfolds the tremendous transformation that science underwent in the 20th century.” —Joseph Rotblat “… avidly researched and artfully written... This biography... blends elegantly direct scientific descriptions with often witty episodes and character summaries.” — William Lanouette, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
By this time Chadwick was becoming pessimistic about Montreal, ... London that Cockcroft's presence in Montreal was now essential if it was to succeed.
Author: Andrew Brown
Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
On March 29, 1971, a Canadian was found brutally murdered in a small Paris apartment. The victim, François Mario Bachand, was a radical member of the separatist Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ), the terrorist group that had been causing havoc in Canada, planting bombs and carrying out kidnappings. Bachand served a jail term in the early 1960s, and after his release he was considered a loose cannon, heartily despised by many associates. It was widely believed that the FLQ had killed one of its own. Twenty years after Bachand died in Paris, author Michael McLoughlin came across a single document in the National Archives of Canada that shed an eerie new light on the circumstances of Bachand's death. The murder, McLoughlin discovered, was not so simple after all. And the deeper he dug, the more complicated - and disturbing - the case became. Last Stop, Paris analyzes the shocking circumstances surrounding Bachand's murder. McLoughlin carefully reconstructs the secret meeting that determined Bachand's fate and the events that led to his assassination on the March day in Paris. It also follows the movements of the FLQ and the RCMP Security Service, and reveals the close international connections that tied revolutionary groups of the later 1960s and 1970s - from Cuba to Europe to the Middle East - to underground agents of the CIA, MI5, and French intelligence. A revealing look at the international web of terrorism and government intelligence, Last Stop, Paris is an explosive examination of the secrets, betrayals and violence that characterized the most tumultuous period in Canada's recent history.
21 Montreal Police Detective Sergeant Elyse Perrault told the court that he had searched Roy ' s apartment and found the pamphlet with detailed bomb ...
Author: Michael McLoughlin
Publisher: Michael McLoughlin
The discovery of a suspected homegrown Islamic terrorist cell in our own backyard last year shocked most Canadians. The question arose: Is this country next on Al Qaeda’s hit list? But although terrorism in Canada did not begin with Al Qaeda, its fundamental dynamics are as unfamiliar to most of the public as the minutiae of quantum physics. How could such shocking developments happen in a nation of "peacekeepers" that opposed the American intervention in Iraq? The majority of Canadians have no idea why soldiers are presently sacrificing their lives in Afghanistan. Terror Threat provides an examination of every key facet of current terrorist operations affecting this country – and it does so in a way that shows how serious the danger really is. Who are these people? How do they operate? And why in the world are they trying to kill us?
Westmount and Montreal city halls, post offices, Queen's Printer's offices, ... 1968, two liquor stores were targeted for bomb attacks in downtown Montreal.
Author: Dwight Hamilton
Category: Political Science
A third , but unprimed , bomb was found on the same night at the office of the Solbec Copper mining company in Montréal . During the next two weeks , other ...
Category: Conflict of laws
February 25 , 1969 : Claremont - Two bombs exploded within minutes of each other ... March 6 , 1969 : Montreal , Canada - A bomb consisting of 141 sticks of ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permament Subcommittee on Investigations
Category: Black nationalism
February 25 , 1969 : Claremont - Two bombs exploded within minutes of each other at Scripps ... March 6 , 1969 : Montreal , Canada - A bomb consisting of ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations
Category: Executive departments
A bomb exploded at the federal government's National Revenue Building in Montreal ; another was found in the Central Railroad Station ; section of track on ...
Author: National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals. Task Force on Disorders and Terrorism
Category: Riot control
Government study prompted by acts of extraordinary violence in this country since the 1960s. Included in the appendices is a chronology of terrorist episodes in the U.S. from Jan. 1959-March 1976 and a bibliography prepared by staff members of the New York University Law School Staff.
A bomb exploded at the federal government's National Revenue Building in Montreal ; another was found in the Central Railroad Station ; a section of track ...
Author: United States. National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals. Task Force on Disorders and Terrorism
Category: Government publications