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Oppenheimer : the tragic intellect

Author: Charles Thorpe
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when the Manhattan Project was synonymous with large-scale science, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-67) represented the new sociocultural power of the American intellectual. Catapulted to fame as director of the Los Alamos atomic weapons laboratory, Oppenheimer occupied a key position in the compact between science and the state that developed out of World War II. By tracing the making - and unmaking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer; Julius Robert Oppenheimer; Julius Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Thorpe
ISBN: 0226798453 9780226798455 9780226798462 0226798461
OCLC Number: 68712113
Description: xx, 413 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : charisma, self, and sociological biography --
Struggling for self --
Confronting the world --
King of the hill --
Against time --
Power and vocation --
"I was an idiot" --
The last intellectual?
Responsibility: Charles Thorpe.
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At a time when the Manhattan Project was synonymous with large-scale science, physicist J Robert Oppenheimer (1904-67) represented the new sociocultural power of the American intellectual. This title  Read more...

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