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J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Cold War, and the atomic West

Author: Jon Hunner
Publisher: Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2009.
Series: Oklahoma western biographies, v. 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography of Oppenheime explores how the West influenced J. Robert Oppenheimer as a scientist and person and how he influenced it. The author describes how Oppenheimer's life changed the course of history, as he helped locate the atomic weapons research lab at Los Alamos, New Mexico and transformed the area as the atomic West.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer; Julius Robert Oppenheimer; Julius Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Hunner
ISBN: 9780806140469 0806140461
OCLC Number: 269455821
Description: xvi, 248 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Chasing Oppenheimer --
A strange childhood --
Physics goes west --
Chasing the atom --
The grim work of the lab --
Promise and peril --
Targeting Oppenheimer --
The fallout.
Series Title: Oklahoma western biographies, v. 24.
Responsibility: Jon Hunner.

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This biography of Oppenheime explores how the West influenced J. Robert Oppenheimer as a scientist and person and how he influenced it. The author describes how Oppenheimer's life changed the course of history, as he helped locate the atomic weapons research lab at Los Alamos, New Mexico and transformed the area as the atomic West.

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