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American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

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ISBN-10: 0375412026

ISBN-13: 9780375412028

Edition: 2005

Authors: Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/5/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 6.44" wide x 9.52" long x 1.90" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

Kai Bird is the co-author with Martin J. Sherwin of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (2005), which also won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. His other books include "The Chairman: John J. McCloy, the Making of the American Establishment" (1992) and "The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy & William Bundy, Brothers in Arms "(1998). Bird's many honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, and the Rockefeller Foundation. A contributing editor of "The Nation", he lives in Kathmandu, Nepal, with his wife and son.