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American Prometheus - The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

American Prometheus - The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Author: Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
Publish Year: 2007
Pages: 726
Dimensions: 6.5x9x1.5"
Restockable: No
Type: Softcover

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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 his magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five year 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.