The War Scientists: Brains Behind Military Technologies of Destruction and Defense, by Thomas Craughwell, paperback (good condition)
"The War Scientists looks at the individuals through history who have invented military technologies - the human faces behind life-saving and death-dealing science. It examines their motivations, loyalties and passions, and sets out to investigate why they used their intellect in the service of war, for reasons variously noble, patriotic, corrupt, self-serving or cynical. This revealing book discusses the scientists' personalities, their education and their ethics. It examines their inventions, the use of these technologies in combat, their impact at the time and, as appropriate, their place in scientific progress and their incorporation into mainstream technology. Each story includes contextual information about the conflict/s in which the scientists were involved."