CHAPTER 9Barbara—and the London Good Life

DR. MAURICE “MAURY“ BELL was a physicist. In years to come he would head the Brookhaven National Laboratory, home of the atomic particle accelerator, on Long Island. In 1950 he was head of the London branch of the United States Office of Naval Research. It occupied a house around the corner from Grosvenor Square, diagonally across the street from the American Embassy. Bell’s team of scientists included several others who would later rise to prominence in the scientific community, among them Dr. Fred Singer and Hungarian-born George Szasz. Their job was to roam the universities and other research labs of Western and Eastern Europe, on the lookout for theoretical and practical scientific experimentation ...

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