American Prometheus American Prometheus

American Prometheus

The Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture OPPENHEIMER

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Publisher Description

THE INSPIRATION FOR THE ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE OPPENHEIMER • "A riveting account of one of history’s most essential and paradoxical figures.”—Christopher Nolan

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • The definitive biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant 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 magisterial, acclaimed 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. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.

“A masterful account of Oppenheimer’s rise and fall, set in the context of the turbulent decades of America’s own transformation. It is a tour de force.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“A work of voluminous scholarship and lucid insight, unifying its multifaceted portrait with a keen grasp of Oppenheimer’s essential nature.... It succeeds in deeply fathoming his most damaging, self-contradictory behavior.” —The New York Times

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2005
April 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
736
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
11.1
MB

Customer Reviews

jgerlein ,

I don’t know about the title.

Espectacular. The only part I did not like about this biography is the fact that I already knew how the story ends. I felt reading a fascinating novel. Learned different perspectives from a story everybody thinks they know, but they don’t. Read it!

Mother of Skunks ,

Tragedy and Triumph

This is an even handed portrait of a deeply complicated man. Required reading for any American.

H/ville ,

Outstanding!

Captivating

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