The Professor and the Prime Minister: The Official Life of Professor F. A. Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell

The Professor and the Prime Minister: The Official Life of Professor F. A. Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell

The Professor and the Prime Minister: The Official Life of Professor F. A. Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell

The Professor and the Prime Minister: The Official Life of Professor F. A. Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell

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I have written this book at the request of Lord Cherwell'sbrother, Brigadier Charles Lindemann, and my first thanksmust be due to him not only for entrusting this work to me,but for his invaluable help throughout its writing. The twobrothers were intimate and devoted to one another from childhood until they were separated by Lord Cherwell's death. Itwill therefore be obvious that Brigadier Lindemann has beenable to provide me with information which could not havecome from any other source, and I am deeply indebted to himfor the kindness and understanding he has shown. Withouthis assistance it would have been impossible for me to writethis book.

Lord Cherwell's character was not an easy one to estimate,and if I have succeeded in any degree in giving a true pictureof the man and his achievement it will be due to the fact thatI knew him intimately from my childhood onward and that hewas for many years a constant visitor in our house. Indeed thelast time I saw him there was only two days before his death.

As a lay man I have relied heavily upon the generous adviceI have received from distinguished scientists, when referringto Lord Cherwell's scientific achievements. In particular I mustthank Professor Derek Jackson for the magnificent contributionhe has made to this work. Professor Jackson was an intimatefriend of Lord Cherwell's from his Cambridge days, and afterward a member of the brilliant team assembled by him at the . . .

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