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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer - Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
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[SR: 294972], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780375412028], Knopf, Knopf, Book, [PU: Knopf], 2005-04-05, Knopf, American Prometheus is the first full-scale biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, "father of the atomic bomb," the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the awesome fire of the sun for his country in time of war. Immediately after Hiroshima, he became the most famous scientist of his generation-one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, the embodiment of modern man confronting the consequences of scientific progress.He was the author of a radical proposal to place international controls over atomic materials-an idea that is still relevant today. He opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb and criticized the Air Force's plans to fight an infinitely dangerous nuclear war. In the now almost-forgotten hysteria of the early 1950s, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup, and, in response, Atomic Energy Commission chairman Lewis Strauss, Superbomb advocate Edward Teller and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover worked behind the scenes to have a hearing board find that Oppenheimer could not be trusted with America's nuclear secrets.American Prometheus sets forth Oppenheimer's life and times in revealing and unprecedented detail. Exhaustively researched, it is based on thousands of records and letters gathered from archives in America and abroad, on massive FBI files and on close to a hundred interviews with Oppenheimer's friends, relatives and colleagues.We follow him from his earliest education at the turn of the twentieth century at New York City's Ethical Culture School, through personal crises at Harvard and Cambridge universities. Then to Germany, where he studied quantum physics with the world's most accomplished theorists; and to Berkeley, California, where he established, during the 1930s, the leading American school of theoretical physics, and where he became deeply involved with social justice causes and their advocates, many of whom were communists. ..., 935056, Historical, 935058, British, 1051474, Canadian, 935090, Holocaust, 935092, United States, 934986, Biographies & Memoirs, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 935150, Scientists, 935136, Professionals & Academics, 934986, Biographies & Memoirs, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 952236, Nuclear Physics, 952214, Physics, 952050, Professional Science, 950756, Professional & Technical, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 956404, History of Science, 956400, History & Philosophy, 956280, Science & Math, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 956408, History of Technology, 956400, History & Philosophy, 956280, Science & Math, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 16060221, Atomic & Nuclear Physics, 956758, Nuclear Physics, 956718, Physics, 956280, Science & Math, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
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Bird, Kai; Sherwin, Martin J.

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

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"American Prometheus" is a rich evocation of America in mid-century and a compelling portrait of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, a man shaped by, or helped to shape, its major events--the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780375412028
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0375412026
Hardcover
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Publishing year: 2005
Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF
736 Pages
Weight: 1,148 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780375412028

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0-375-41202-6, 978-0-375-41202-8


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