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American Prometheus [sound recording] : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer / Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

Bird, Kai. (Author). Sherwin, Martin J. (Added Author). Cummings, Jeff. (Added Author).

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Title from container.
Compact discs.
Duration: ca. 26:30:00.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Jeff Cummings.
Summary, etc.:
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. When he proposed international controls over atomic materials, opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb, and criticized plans for a nuclear war, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup during the anti-Communist hysteria of the early 1950s. They declared that Oppenheimer could not be trusted with America's nuclear secrets. In this biography twenty-five years in the making, the authors capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War.
Subject: 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.
Genre: Biographies.

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