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American Prometheus American Prometheus Is The First Full Scale 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 American Prometheus Is An Evocation Of America At Mid Century, A New And Compelling Portrait Of A Brilliant, Ambitious, Complex And Flawed Man Profoundly Connected To Its Major Events The Depression, World War II And The Cold War It Is At Once Biography And History, And Essential To Our Understanding Of Our Recent Past And Of Our Choices For The Future.

!!> Download ➿ American Prometheus  ➺ Author Kai Bird – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 725 pages
  • American Prometheus
  • Kai Bird
  • English
  • 06 June 2019
  • 0375726268

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  1. says:

    Let s do the numbers.599 pages of text256 books read for research44 articles and dissertations consulted41 manuscript collections pillaged10 government document collections accessed 1 Pulitzer Prize6 newspapers magazines named it best book of the year19 quality blurbs41 listed abbreviations20 page long index83 pages of notes 112 people interviewed severalthan once 2 authors25 years in the making38 days to read across 3 cities23 corners folded by this girl to mark something fascinatingTo d Let s do the numbers.599 pages of text256 books read for research44 articles and dissertations consulted41 manuscri...


  2. says:

    The trouble with Oppenheimer is that he loves a woman who doesn t love him the United States governmentAlbert Einstein, Quoted in American PrometheusThere is way too exploding in my head after reading this tonight to write a full and even meaningful review I ve always been fascinated with the Manhattan Project and last year read Rhode s amazing book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb I ve also read several of Richard Feynman s memoirs that detail aspects of his work and stories, but this hasThe trouble with Oppenheimer is that he loves a woman who doesn t love him the United States governmentAlbert Einstein, Quoted in American PrometheusThere is way too exploding in my head after reading this tonight...


  3. says:

    This is a very thorough book in some respects, and yet it is so narrow in scope I almost want to run out and read another Oppenheimer biography, and some histories that cover the same time period to get the personal details and background history the authors assumed you knew in THIS book Almost.Sure, I ...


  4. says:

    J Robert Oppenheimer is called the father of the atomic bomb, which is a shorthand way of saying that we know he did something important as the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, but we just aren t sure what that was What I mean is that Oppenheimer never made a great discovery or proposed a great theory He wasn t Rutherford explaining the atom s nucleus He wasn t Bohr, modeling the atom He wasn t Lawrence, inventing the cyclotron to smash atoms And he wasn t Fermi, developing J Robert Oppenheimer is called the father of the atomic bomb, which is a shorthand way of saying that we know he did something important as the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, but we just aren t sure what that was What I mean is that Oppenheimer never made a great discovery or proposed a great theory He wasn t Rutherford explaining the atom s nucleus He wasn t Bohr, modeling the atom He wasn t Lawrence, inventing the cyclotron to smash atoms And he wasn t Fermi, developing the nuclear reactor Oppenheimer was a synthesizer, an understander, and an explainer His genius and he was a genius was to know what all these other geniuses were talking about, and to be able to put all these different discoveries together to create something good Or in this case, the atomic bomb American Prometheus is a hefty biography of this enigmatic, brilliant, flawe...


  5. says:

    It was an interesting read and an interesting life though during the course of it I realised that Oppenheimer didn t appeal to me at all as a person.The background is interesting, particularly the role of Communism in the USA during the Popular Front period of opposition to Fascism before WWII and how that then panned out in the 1950s, ie what had been permissible came to be viewed as criminal even treacherous Purely a...


  6. says:

    I am in the middle of moving from one country to another, so I just do not have the time to write a decent review of this excellent, marvelous book Please, if you are at all interested in either history or amazing people grab this book soon On closing this book the reader truly understand the atmosphere that swallowed up America during the era of McCarthyism and the Cold War The reader comes to understand Oppenheimer his creativity, his imagination and his failings too The list of the latt I am in the middle of moving from one country to another, so I just do not have the time to write a decent review of this excellent...


  7. says:

    American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J Sherwin is an outstanding biography of J Robert Oppenheimer Oppenheimer was a fascinating individual and this book does him justice As I was reading this biography I was struck by the parallels between Oppenheimer s life and Alan Turing s life They had similar backgrounds, played major roles in World War Two and in the development of modern technology, led lives filled with both triumph and trag American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J Sherwin is an outstanding biography of J Robert Oppenheimer Oppenheimer was a fascinating individual a...


  8. says:

    I am become death, the destroyer of worlds Such are the lines attributed to Oppenheimer quoting from his own translation of the Bhagavad Gita upon viewing the explosion of the first atomic weapon Even with such a foreboding sentiment, however, pages later Oppenheimer is not only approving the use of the bomb against Japan, he is actually involved of the selection of the targets, and displays no qualms about what he is doing He would only find out years later that Japan had been days or we I am become death, the destroyer of worlds Such are the lines attributed to Oppenheimer quoting from his own translation of the Bhagavad Gita upon viewing the explosion of the first atomic weapon Even with such a foreboding sentiment, however, pages later Oppenheimer is not only approving the use of the bomb against Japan, he is actually involved of the selection of the targets, and displays no qualms about what he is doing He would only find out years later that Japan had been days or weeks away from surrendering anyway, and that the desire to use the atomic weapon wasof an effort for the U.S to flex its military muscles around the world particularly in front of the Soviet Union , as ...


  9. says:

    This book disappointed me on a few counts First of all, its authors opted never to allow chronology to get in the way of a good story There are all too many sentences that go something like this The conversation Oppie had with Chevalier that night would become very important twelve years later when, while testifying before HUAC etcetera Only in the book, the spoilers are evenportentous I would have preferredphysics and less politics The authors, on the other hand, wanted a This book disappointed me on a few counts First of all, its authors opted never to allow chronology to get in the way of a good story There are all too many sentences that go something like this The conversation Oppie had ...


  10. says:

    As good a biography as I have read in years A very well researched book where the author is wise enough to tell the reader when there is ambiguity in the record and smart enough to quote the actors a lot allowing the reader to make up their own mind about the events This book deserved to win a Pulitzer Prize A few thoughts 1 He was one weird dude as a kid and into his 20s Very unstable, trying to poison one of his lab supervisors at Cambridge and once tried to strangle a friend Very very u As good a biography as I have read in years A very well researched book where the author is wise enough to tell the reader when there is ambiguity in the record and smart enough to quote the actors a lot allowing the reader to make up their own mind about the events This book deserved to win a Pulitzer Prize A few thoughts 1 He was one weird dude as a kid and into his 20s Very unstable, trying to poison one of his lab supervisors at Cambridge and once tried to strangle a friend Very very unstable Kind of reminded me of Danny Saunders, the main character from Potok s The Chosen.But by his 30s he had come through it and become one of the top American physicists and the founder of theoretical physics in America at UC Berkeley He went from being a troubled child and became a great man 2 The best story was very touching to me A very brig...

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