American Prometheus : The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 736 pages, 2 x 16pp b/w plates
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/01/2009
- Category: Biography: science, technology & engineering
- ISBN: 9781843547051