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American Prometheus

American Prometheus : The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin

Author: Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin


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Page Count:736

Date Published:15 Jun 2023




‘Reads like a thriller, gripping and terrifying’ Sunday Times

Physicist and polymath, as familiar with Hindu scriptures as he was with quantum mechanics, J. Robert Oppenheimer – director of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb – was the most famous scientist of his generation. In their meticulous and riveting biography, Kai Bird and Martin J.

Sherwin reveal a brilliant, ambitious, complex and flawed man, profoundly involved with some of the momentous events of the twentieth century.

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