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Oppenheimer : portrait of an enigma

Author: Jeremy Bernstein
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, ©2004.
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This book is described as "an engrossing portrait of the life and contributions of J. Robert Oppenheimer, providing keen insights into his complex personality and in clear language, his impressive contributions to physics and to the development of the atomic bomb.".
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bernstein, Jeremy, 1929-
Oppenheimer.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, c2004
(OCoLC)625362559
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; Julius Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Bernstein
ISBN: 1566635691 9781566635691
OCLC Number: 53138781
Description: xi, 223 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Beginnings --
California Days --
Los Alamos --
The Trial --
The Institute.
Responsibility: Jeremy Bernstein.

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As a former colleague of Oppenheimer's, Bernstein has composed a narrative that is both personal and historical, bringing the reader closer to the life and workings of an extraordinary and  Read more...

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Bernstein, himself a theoretical physicist, has profiled scientists for The New Yorker for nearly three decades... His memoir, which elucidates difficult scientific problems in the clearest English, Read more...

 
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