This is the story of one manas journey down the river of life from childhood in England in the early part of the twentieth century to old age in California in 2012. It describes how the family misfortunes led to a miserable boyhood and a diffi cult adolescence, compounded by his own diffi cult nature. He tells how he survived World War II including active service in the RAF and a stint in a German POW camp. He later studied engineering and science and designed a key part of the fi ring circuit for the British atom bomb. In middle age he emigrated to America and became an executive in a high-tech company. The story is told with humour and great frankness (without being titillating) and the writing has been seen as markedly appealing.I had some of the qualifications for the job but not all: it needed a leader with a first-class physics background and engineering experience in high-voltage pulses. ... we made spectacular progress, culminating in my giving a paper at the first fusion conference in San Francisco in 1957. ... They told be at the motel that I would find a restaurant at the bottom of the trail, but they didna#39;t tell me that people didna#39;tanbsp;...
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