Leonard Susskind's The Black Hole War has been published under the auspices of the Dynasty Foundation
This book is a bright, emotionally rich, and accessible chronicle of the battles that have just faded away at the physics front.
Leonard Susskind The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics—Saint Petersburg: Piter, 2013
What happens when an object falls into a black hole? Does it disappear without a trace?
About thirty years ago, a British scientist, Stephen Hawking—one of the leading researchers of the black hole phenomenon and a now famous physicist—claimed that it is so. But it turns out that this answer jeopardizes everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the Universe.
Leonard Susskind, the author of the book and an outstanding American physicist, had argued with Hawking about the nature of black holes for many years until in 2004 Hawking conceded his mistake.
This brilliant and enjoyable book tells the fascinating story of this many-year scientific standoff that radically changed physicists' view of reality. The new paradigm led to the stunning conclusion that all things in this world—this book, your house, and you yourself—are only peculiar holograms projected from the fringes of the Universe.