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Sherwin, Martin J.

Overview
Works: 51 works in 134 publications in 5 languages and 6,177 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC16.O62, 530.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin J Sherwin
American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird ( Book )
30 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first full-scale biography of the "father of the atomic bomb," the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the fire of the sun for his country in time of war. After Hiroshima, he became the most famous scientist of his generation--an icon of modern man confronting the consequences of scientific progress. He created a radical proposal to place international controls over atomic materials, opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb and criticized the Air Force's plans to fight a nuclear war. In the hysteria of the early 1950s, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup, and people such as Edward Teller and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover worked behind the scenes to obtain a finding that he could not be trusted with America's nuclear secrets. This book is both biography and history, significant to our understanding of our recent past--and of our choices for the future
A world destroyed : the atomic bomb and the Grand Alliance by Martin J Sherwin ( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Countdown to zero ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[The film] traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, leaving the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident"--Container
A world destroyed : Hiroshima and the origins of the arms race by Martin J Sherwin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American Prometheus the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird ( )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 magisterial 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
A world destroyed : Hiroshima and its legacies by Martin J Sherwin ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A world destroyed Hiroshima and its legacies by Martin J Sherwin ( )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic history of the development of the American atomic bomb, the decision to use it against Japan, and the origins of U.S. atomic diplomacy toward the Soviet Union
J. Robert Oppenheimer die Biographie by Kai Bird ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The decision to drop the atomic bomb by Martin J Sherwin ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A world destroyed [Hiroshima and its legacies] by Martin J Sherwin ( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Continuously in demand since its first, prize-winning edition was published in 1975, this is the classic history of Hiroshima and the origins of the arms race, from the development of the American atomic bomb to the decision to use it against Japan and the beginnings of U.S. atomic diplomacy toward the Soviet Union
The triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physicist and polymath, 'father of the atom bomb' J Robert Oppenheimer became the most famous scientist of his generation. This work is a portrait of a brilliant, ambitious and flawed man, and of the major events of the twentieth century. It is at once biography and history
The comprehensive test ban treaty debate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion about the test ban treaty on nuclear weapons; the thirty year history of attempts by the nuclear powers to ban nuclear testing and changing current views about this situation. It is agreed that verification is not as much a problem as are the cultural and political views of the value of nuclear deterrrants to prevent war. Panelists include: Jerome Wiesner, Pres. Kennedy's Science Advisor; Jennifer Leaning, M.D. of the International Physicians
American Prometheus. [the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer] by Kai Bird ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nuclear age culture and the bomb ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion of the cultural and psychological impact of the nuclear arms race on Soviet and American societies. Panelists and students probe the extent to which the distinctive characteristics of the nuclear age and the Cold War have been reflected in popular culture, literature, film and the media. Panelists include: psychiatrist Dr. Robert J. Lifton; authors Kurt Vonnegut and E.L. Doctorow; Rolan Bykov, a renowned Soviet filmmaker; philosopher Merab Mamardashvili; Soviet historian Roy Medvedev; and sociolgist Yuri Levada
The environment and the superpowers is clean water possible? ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Oppenheimer, il padre della bomba atomica : il trionfo e la tragedia di uno scienziato by Kai Bird ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American Prometheus. [the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer] by Kai Bird ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Promateʼus Ameriḳai by Kai Bird ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hametsu e no dōtei : genbaku to Dainiji Sekai Taisen by Martin J Sherwin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The environment and the superpowers global atmosphere pollution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Sherwin, Martin.
シャーウィン, マーティン
シャーウィン, マーティン・J
Languages
English (89)
German (3)
Japanese (3)
Hebrew (2)
Italian (1)
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