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

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

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Physicist and polymath, as familiar with Hindu scriptures as he was with quantum mechanics, J. Robert Oppenheimer - director of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb - was the most famous scientist of his generation. In their meticulous and riveting biography, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin reveal a brilliant, ambitious, complex and flawed man, profoundly involved with some of the momentous events of the twentieth century.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: science, medicine, technology & engineeringScience & MathematicsPhysics Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 01/01/2009 ISBN-13: 9781843547051  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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A contributing editor at The Nation, Kai Bird is the author of several biographies. He lives in Kathmandu, with his wife and son. Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor at George Mason University. He is the author of A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C.

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