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American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Published
Atlantic Books, March 2009
ISBN
9781843547051
Format
Softcover, 736 pages
Dimensions
19.8cm × 12.9cm

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, published in hardback to exceptional reviews in both the US and the UK, "American Prometheus" is as compelling a work of biography as it is a significant work of history. 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.