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American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer /

by Bird, Kai; Sherwin, Martin J.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2006Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.Description: xiii, 721 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0375726268 (pbk.); 9780375726262 (pbk.).Subject(s): Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967 | Physicists -- United States -- Biography | Atomic bomb -- United States -- History | Science -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- History -- 20th century
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".
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Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2005.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [685]-699) and index.

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".

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