American Prometheus by Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
American Prometheus by Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin

American Prometheus

The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
by Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
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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.
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