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The ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer : and the birth of the modern arms race

Author: Priscilla Johnson McMillan
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws from previously classified documents, unpublished manuscripts, private correspondence, and other sources to chronicle the events that surrounded the revocation of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer's security clearance in 1954, discussing the roles of physicist Edward Teller, Republican businessman Lewis Strauss, congressional assistant William Borden, and President Eisenhower.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McMillan, Priscilla Johnson.
Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
New York : Viking, 2005
(OCoLC)623049768
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; Edward Teller; J Robert Oppenheimer; Edward Teller
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Priscilla Johnson McMillan
ISBN: 0670034223 9780670034222
OCLC Number: 57342111
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 373 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: David Lilienthal's vacation --
The maneuvering begins --
The Halloween meeting --
The secret debate --
Lost opportunities --
Fuchs's betrayal --
Fission versus fusion --
Teller --
Ulam --
Teller's choice --
The second lab --
A new era --
Sailing close to the wind --
Strauss returns --
Two wild horses --
The blank wall --
Hoover --
The hearing begins --
Smyth --
Borden --
Caesar's wife --
Do we really need scientists? --
Oppenheimer --
We made it --
and we gave it away.
Responsibility: Priscilla J. McMillan.
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Draws from previously classified documents, unpublished manuscripts, private correspondence, and other sources to chronicle the events that surrounded the revocation of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer's security clearance in 1954, discussing the roles of physicist Edward Teller, Republican businessman Lewis Strauss, congressional assistant William Borden, and President Eisenhower.

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