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American Prometheus: the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

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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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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From the Trade Paperback edition.

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subject_facet Atomic bomb -- United States -- History
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, -- 1904-1967
Physicists -- United States -- Biography
Pulitzer Prize -- 2006
Science -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- History -- 20th century
title_display American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
title_full American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer / by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
title_short American Prometheus :
title_sub the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
topic_facet Atomic bomb
Biography & Autobiography
History
Nonfiction
Oppenheimer, J. Robert
Physicists
Political aspects
Pulitzer Prize
Science