American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer / Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.
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.
- 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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'Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf . . . 2005.'
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 685-699) and index.
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|Subject:||Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967.
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