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J. Robert Oppenheimer : a life

Author: Abraham Pais; Robert P Crease
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An illuminating portrait of J. Robert Oppenheimer chronicles the story of one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures of modern physics, from his precocious youth to his seminal role in developing the first atomic bomb, and beyond.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Pais; Robert P Crease
ISBN: 0195166736 9780195166736
OCLC Number: 61756508
Description: 368 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Abraham Pais ; with supplemental material by Robert P. Crease.

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Offers a portrait of one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures of modern physics, the leader of the Mahattan Project at Los Alamos, and 'father' of the atomic bomb.  Read more...

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"An indispensable new look at the ever-enigmatic Oppenheimer."--Booklist (starred review)"A gripping review of the man who really created the atomic bomb and fought to stop the hydrogen bomb. Read Read more...

 
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