The book is a collection of memoirs on famous Soviet physicists of the 20th century, such as Tamm, Vavilov, Sakharov, Landau and others. The memoirs were originally written in Russian by E L Feinberg. The narrative is situated within a remarkably well-described historical, cultural and social context. Of special interest are the chapters devoted to Soviet and German atomic projects.
Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam; Igor Evgenjevich Tamm; Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov; Sergei Ivanovich Vavilov; Mikhail Aleksandrovich Leontovich; Niels Hendrik David Bohr; Werner Karl Heisenbeg; Lev Davidovich Landau.