American Prometheus

Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin’s richly documented biography focuses on Oppenheimer’s across-the-board brilliance, his magnetic (but often caustic) personality and the shifting political milieus that led to his elevation and downfall.

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Review of ‘American Prometheus’

It is fitting that an excellent study of Robert Oppenheimer, "the father of the atomic bomb," would emerge at a time when American politicians are butting heads with scientists over such subjects as global warming, stem-cell research and that golden oldie of discord, evolution. Although government officials were alarmed by Oppenheimer's left-leaning politics even as…

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