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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer - Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
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J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this magisterial, acclaimed... show more
J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer’s life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375726262 (0375726268)
ASIN: 375726268
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 725
Edition language: English
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5.0 American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert Oppenheimer
I am in the middle of moving from one country to another, so I just do not have the time to write a decent review of this excellent, marvelous book! Please, if you are at all interested in either history or amazing people grab this book soon. On closing this book the reader truly understand the atmo...
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4.0 American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
A well written biography about an interesting person. It also gives insight into the anti-communist hysteria of the early 50s.
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