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Brotherhood of the bomb : the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller

Author: Gregg Herken
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this vital slice of American history, told authoritatively--and grippingly--for the first time, Herken relates the tangled lives and localities of the men who founded the nuclear age: Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; Ernest Orlando Lawrence; Edward Teller; Ernest Orlando Lawrence; J Robert Oppenheimer; Edward Teller
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Herken
ISBN: 0805065881 9780805065886
OCLC Number: 48941348
Description: xiv, 448 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Temples of the future: Cyclotron republic --
Practical philosopher's stone --
Useful adviser --
Adventurous time --
Inside the wire: Enormoz --
Question of divided loyalties --
Break, blow, burn --
Stone's throw from despair --
Scientists in gray flannel suits: World in which war will not occur --
Character, association, and loyalty --
Rather puzzled horror --
Desperate urgency here --
Sorcerer's apprentice: Nuclear plenty --
Bad business now threatening --
Descent into the maelstrom --
Not much more than a kangaroo court --
All the evil of the times: Good deed a man has done before --
Like going to a new country --
Cross of atoms.
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In this vital slice of American history, told authoritatively--and grippingly--for the first time, Herken relates the tangled lives and localities of the men who founded the nuclear age: Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller.

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