Ley, Willy (L)
Willy Ley (1906-1969) was a German-American science writer, who left Nazi Germany in 1935 and eventually ended up in the United States. His great interest was rocketry about which he wrote a number of books on the subject including one with Wernher von Braun. Ley also wrote a reglar science column for Galaxy Science Fiction from 1954 until his death.
In the late 1930’s he wrote a number of short articles in English describing the controversial ‘Baghdad Batteries’, which until then had only been discussed in German. One such paper is republished in L.B. Radka’s book[948.151].
In 1969 sixteen of those articles were published in book form with one of them about Atlantis being used for the title, Another Look at Atlantis and Fifteen Other Essays. Ley supported the idea that the eruption of Thera had been the inspiration for Plato’s Atlantis story.