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American Prometheus

The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Kai Bird Martin J. Sherwin

RRP: £20.00

1 January 2009

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843547051

RRP: £9.99

25 November 2021

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781838957193

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION

‘Reads like a thriller, gripping and terrifying’ Sunday Times

Physicist 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.

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