American Prometheus : The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer



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Author: Bird, Kai

c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2)

Published on 15 June 2023 by ATLANTIC BOOKS in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 736 pages, 2 x 16pp b/w plates
130 x 199 x 58 | 624g

***THE INSPIRATION FOR OPPENHEIMER, WINNER OF 7 OSCARS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST ACTOR***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION'Reads like a thriller, gripping and terrifying' Sunday TimesPhysicist 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.