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

American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer / Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

Bird, Kai, (author.). Sherwin, Martin J., (author.).


J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a 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 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. --From publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9780375726262
  • ISBN: 0375726268
  • Physical Description: xiii, 721 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Vintage Books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2006.

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General Note:
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'Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf . . . 2005.'
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 685-699) and index.
Subject: Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967.
Physicists > United States > Biography.
Atomic bomb > United States > History.
Science > Political aspects > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > History > 20th century.

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Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center B OPP 2006 (Text) 0002206329514 Adult Biography Available -

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