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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
by Kai Bird
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars weighty but rewarding, 12 Dec. 2008
This is a hefty tome that grips in a way that few biographies do. A book of 3 acts, the first covers Oppenheimers early years and rise through academia as well as events on a personal level that shape his later life. The second act deals with Manhattan, Trinity and Hiroshima but it is arguably the 3rd act concentrating on Oppenheimers fall from political grace that is the most satisfying.
The true genius of this book is that it succeeds in placing the man in the broader political picture of the time and revealing a character that was as much ahead of his own time as he was misunderstood and perhaps naive.


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