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

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

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American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Title
American Prometheus
Title remainder
the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
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Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 530/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
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Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. "He received every new idea as perfectly beautiful" -- "His separate prison" -- " I am having a pretty bad time" -- "I find the work hard, thank God, & almost pleasant" -- "I am Oppenheimer" -- "Oppie" -- "The Nim Nim boys" -- II. "In 1936 my interests began to change" -- "[Frank] clipped it out and sent it in" -- "More and more surely" -- "I'm going to marry a friend of yours, Steve" -- "We were pulling the New Deal to the left" -- "The coordinator of rapid rupture" -- "The Chevalier affair" -- III. "He'd become very patriotic" -- "Too much secrecy" -- "Oppenheimer is telling the truth ..." -- "Suicide, motive unknown" -- "Would you like to adopt her?" -- "Bohr was God, and Oppie was his prophet" -- "The impact of the gadget on civilization" -- "Now we're all sons-of-bitches" -- IV. "Those poor little people" -- "I feel I have blood on my hands" -- "People could destroy New York" -- "Oppie had a rash and is now immune" -- "An intellectual hotel" -- "He couldn't understand why he did it" -- "I am sure that is why she threw things at him" -- "He never let on what his opinion was" -- "Dark words about Oppie" -- "Scientist X" -- "The beast in the jungle" -- V. "It looks pretty bad, doesn't it?" -- "I fear that this whole thing is a piece of idiocy" -- "A manifestation of hysteria" -- "A black mark on the escutcheon of our country" -- "I can still feel the warm blood on my hands" -- "It was really like a never-never land" -- "It should have been done the day after trinity" -- "There's only one Robert."
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xiii, 721 pages
Isbn
9780375726262
Lccn
2006274248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70267245
  • 1217598
  • (OCoLC)ocm70267245
  • 1217598
Label
American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. "He received every new idea as perfectly beautiful" -- "His separate prison" -- " I am having a pretty bad time" -- "I find the work hard, thank God, & almost pleasant" -- "I am Oppenheimer" -- "Oppie" -- "The Nim Nim boys" -- II. "In 1936 my interests began to change" -- "[Frank] clipped it out and sent it in" -- "More and more surely" -- "I'm going to marry a friend of yours, Steve" -- "We were pulling the New Deal to the left" -- "The coordinator of rapid rupture" -- "The Chevalier affair" -- III. "He'd become very patriotic" -- "Too much secrecy" -- "Oppenheimer is telling the truth ..." -- "Suicide, motive unknown" -- "Would you like to adopt her?" -- "Bohr was God, and Oppie was his prophet" -- "The impact of the gadget on civilization" -- "Now we're all sons-of-bitches" -- IV. "Those poor little people" -- "I feel I have blood on my hands" -- "People could destroy New York" -- "Oppie had a rash and is now immune" -- "An intellectual hotel" -- "He couldn't understand why he did it" -- "I am sure that is why she threw things at him" -- "He never let on what his opinion was" -- "Dark words about Oppie" -- "Scientist X" -- "The beast in the jungle" -- V. "It looks pretty bad, doesn't it?" -- "I fear that this whole thing is a piece of idiocy" -- "A manifestation of hysteria" -- "A black mark on the escutcheon of our country" -- "I can still feel the warm blood on my hands" -- "It was really like a never-never land" -- "It should have been done the day after trinity" -- "There's only one Robert."
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xiii, 721 pages
Isbn
9780375726262
Lccn
2006274248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70267245
  • 1217598
  • (OCoLC)ocm70267245
  • 1217598

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