American Prometheus

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

Biography & True Stories, Literary Biographies
Paperback Published on: 15/06/2023
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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.

  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 9781838959708
  • Number of pages: 736
  • Weight: 627g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 45 mm

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American Prometheus
I admit, I picked this up after watching Christopher Nolan's new film. I would, in fact, recommend seeing the film before you read the book, as it gives yo... READ MORE
Isabella Roche
American Prometheus
Really enjoyed it.
This is definitely the best biography I’ve read so far.