American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Book Publisher:Atlantic Books
Book Author: Kai Bird, Martin J Sherwin
SKU: 9781838959708
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***THE INSPIRATION FOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN'S NEW FILM OPPENHEIMER***WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTIONPhysicist and polymath, as familiar with Hindu scriptures as he was with quantum mechanics, J. Robert Oppenheimer - director of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb - was the most famous scientist of his generation. In their meticulous and riveting biography, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin reveal a brilliant, ambitious, complex and flawed man, profoundly involved with some of the momentous events of the twentieth century. About the AuthorA contributing editor at the Nation, Kai Bird is the author of several biographies, including the Pulitzer Prize winner American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Atlantic 2008) with Martin J. Sherwin. He lives in Washington, D.C. and Nepal with his wife and son.Martin J. Sherwin is Professor of History at Tufts University abd University Professor at George Mason University. He is the author of A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and its Legacies and, with Kai Bird, of the Pulitzer Prize winner American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Atlantic 2008). He and his wife live in Washington, D.C.

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