American Prometheus

American Prometheus

The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

eBook - 2006
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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 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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Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2006
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780307424730
0307424731
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Sherwin, Martin J.
Call Number: eBook

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mikeyppl Apr 26, 2012

Without a doubt one of the best biographies I've ever read. a well researched in depth look at one of the 20th century's important figures.

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Dec 06, 2007

Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer prize for biography.

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