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J. Robert Oppenheimer And the American Century

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ISBN-10: 0131479962

ISBN-13: 9780131479968

Edition: 2005

Authors: David C. Cassidy, J. Robert Oppenheimer

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The unexplored secret of the American Century, the last 100 years of US history, is the rise of American science, specifically physics. At the heart of that story is J. Robert Oppenheimer, leader of the Manhattan Project that built the atomic bomb. He was a man of contradictions: a scientist who discovered black holes and then turned his back on cutting edge research; a gentle liberal humanist responsible for the creation of the first real weapon of mass destruction; a genius who founded 'scientific militarism' and then let it destroy him. His life story embodies the great conflicts of American society, its genius, its weaknesses, and even its essential morality. How did an aesthete man…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 8/20/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. x
Coming to Americap. 1
Ethically Culturedp. 15
Ethically Schooledp. 33
The Damning Liep. 47
Summa Cum Laudep. 61
Getting Near the Centerp. 79
A Taste for Physicsp. 105
Coming of Agep. 117
Professor of Physicsp. 133
Cosmic Connectionsp. 159
Depression and Warp. 181
The Organic Necessityp. 211
Dropping the Bombp. 237
State Scientistp. 253
Icon of Physicsp. 267
Good Soldiersp. 285
Insecurity Hearingsp. 305
Exilep. 327
Appendix 1p. 353
Appendix 2p. 355
Appendix 3p. 357
Appendix 4p. 359
Notesp. 363
Bibliographyp. 425
Indexp. 441
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