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

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A portrait of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, discusses his role in the twentieth-century scientific world, as well as his roles as family man and head of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies.
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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.

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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