The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin
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J. Robert Oppenheimer is 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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
the expected excellent read...
For a long time I've been meaning to pick up this book and finally I managed to get it and in the comfort of an IPad.
An excellent testimonial of some of the most troubling years in U.S. history from a different standpoint.
A fantastic book for anyone imterested in learning about the multiple facets that made Oppie a genius, as well as his sharp omens about arms race and other topics that affect the world we currently live in.
Even thought they might seem different and apparently opposing, I consider it almost a companion to Henry Kissinger's Diplomacy to get a broader sense of political history.