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

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

Bird, Kai
Sherwin, Martin J.

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ISBN10: 0375726268
ISBN13: 9780375726262
Publisher: Vintage
Published: Apr 11 2006
Pages: 784
Weight: 1.62
Height: 1.60 Width: 5.20 Depth: 8.00
Language: English
Awards: Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction

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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