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Sherwin, Martin J.

Overview
Works: 47 works in 147 publications in 6 languages and 6,274 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC16.O62, 530.092
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Most widely held works about Martin J Sherwin
 
Most widely held works by Martin J Sherwin
American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,839 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 )

40 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countdown to zero( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 658 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
American Prometheus the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 270 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 )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sikkerhed og våbenmagt ; Manhattan-projektet; Diplomati, 1940'erne; Churchill, Rooservelt, Niels Bohr; Efterkrigstiden; Truman, Sovjetunionen, Den Kolde Krig; Potsdam-konferencen 1945
A world destroyed Hiroshima and its legacies by Martin J Sherwin( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 90 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 )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 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 decision to drop the atomic bomb by Martin J Sherwin( Recording )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 8 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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comprehensive test ban treaty debate( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institute of Geophysics
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
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 environment and the superpowers is clean water possible?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English 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

The atomic bomb, scientists and American diplomacy during the Second World War by Martin J Sherwin( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1974 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

The environment and the superpowers global atmosphere pollution( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerykański Prometeusz : triumf i tragedia Roberta Oppenheimera by Kai Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams-- from the beginning by Martin J Sherwin( Recording )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Alternative Names
Martin J. Sherwin Amerikaans auteur

Martin J. Sherwin historien amricain

Martin J. Sherwin US-amerikanischer Historiker

Sherwin, Martin.

Шервин, Мартин

שרווין, מרטין ג'יי

シャーウィン, マーティン

シャーウィン, マーティン・J

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