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J. Robert Oppenheimer : shatterer of worlds

Author: Peter Goodchild
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1981, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Interviews and newly released FBI material help to answer questions about the life, personality, and work of the man who headed the Los Alamos atom-bomb project and was later dismissed as a security risk.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Goodchild
ISBN: 0395305306 9780395305300
OCLC Number: 7283805
Notes: Published in conjunction with the BBC/WGBH television series Oppenheimer, produced by Peter Goodchild and written by Peter Prince.
Description: 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The early years --
The radical professor --
The beginnings of the bomb --
Enter Groves --
The biggest collection of eggheads ever --
A problem of security --
A problem of predetonation --
Alsos and the Germans --
The dark hours --
Prelude to trinity --
I am become death --
Hiroshima --
The man who would be God --
The plague of Thebes --
The net tightens --
Indicted --
Oppenheimer 'On Trial' --
The other witnesses --
The verdict --
The final years --
Perspective --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Peter Goodchild.
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Interviews and newly released FBI material help to answer questions about the life, personality, and work of the man who headed the Los Alamos atom-bomb project and was later dismissed as a security risk.

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