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American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Author: Kai Bird; Martin J Sherwin
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This is the] biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, "father of the atomic bomb," the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the awesome fire of the sun for his country in time of war. Immediately after Hiroshima, he became the most famous scientist of his generation - one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, the embodiment of modern man confronting the consequences of scientific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Kai Bird; Martin J Sherwin
OCLC Number: 70144874
Notes: Originally published: New York : Vintage Books, ©2005. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: "He received every new idea as perfectly beautiful" --
"His separate prison" --
" I am having a pretty bad time" --
"I find the work hard, thank God, & almost pleasant" --
"I am Oppenheimer" --
"Oppie" --
"Nim Nim boys" --
"In 1936 my interests began to change" --
"[Frank] clipped it out and sent it in" --
"More and more surely" --
"I'm going to marry a friend of yours, Steve" --
"We were pulling the New Deal to the left" --
"Coordinator of rapid rupture" --
"Chevalier affair" --
"He'd become very patriotic" --
"Too much secrecy" --
"Oppenheimer is telling the truth ..." --
"Suicide, motive unknown" --
"Would you like to adopt her?" --
"Bohr was God, and Oppie was his prophet" --
"Impact of the gadget on civilization" --
"Now we're all sons-of-bitches" --
"Those poor little people" --
"I feel I have blood on my hands" --
"People could destroy New York" --
"Oppie had a rash and is now immune" --
"Intellectual hotel" --
"He couldn't understand why he did it" --
"I am sure that is why she threw things at him" --
"He never let on what his opinion was" --
"Dark words about Oppie" --
"Scientist X" --
"Beast in the jungle" --
"It looks pretty bad, doesn't it?" --
"I fear that this whole thing is a piece of idiocy" --
"Manifestation of hysteria" --
"Black mark on the escutcheon of our country" --
"I can still feel the warm blood on my hands" --
"It was really like a never-never land" --
"It should have been done the day after trinity" --
"There's only one Robert."
Other Titles: Triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Responsibility: Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

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[This is the] biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, "father of the atomic bomb," the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the awesome fire of the sun for his country in time of war. Immediately after Hiroshima, he became the most famous scientist of his generation - one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, the embodiment of modern man confronting the consequences of scientific progress. He was the author of a radical proposal to place international controls over atomic materials - an idea that is still relevant today. He opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb and criticized the Air Force's plans to fight an infinitely dangerous nuclear war. In the now almost-forgotten hysteria of the early 1950s, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup, and, in response, Atomic Energy Commission chairman Lewis Strauss, Superbomb advocate Edward Teller and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover worked behind the scenes to have a hearing board find that Oppenheimer could not be trusted with America's nuclear secrets.-http://www.booksinprint.com.

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