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The Resource Robert Oppenheimer : a life inside the center, Ray Monk

Robert Oppenheimer : a life inside the center, Ray Monk

Label
Robert Oppenheimer : a life inside the center
Title
Robert Oppenheimer
Title remainder
a life inside the center
Statement of responsibility
Ray Monk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Revered biographer Ray Monk solves the enigma of Robert Oppenheimer's life and personality and brilliantly illuminates his contribution to the revolution in twentieth-century physics. In Robert Oppenheimer, Ray Monk delves into the rich and complex intellectual life of America's most fascinating and elusive scientist, the father of the atomic bomb. As a young professor at Berkeley, the wealthy, cultured Oppenheimer finally came into his own as a physicist and also began a period of support for Communist activities. At the high point of his life, he was chosen to lead the Manhattan Project and develop the deadliest weapon on earth: the atomic bomb. Upon its creation, Oppenheimer feared he had brought mankind to the precipice of self-annihilation and refused to help create the far more powerful hydrogen bomb, bringing the wrath of McCarthyite suspicion upon him. In the course of famously dramatic public hearings, he was stripped of his security clearance. Drawing on original research and interviews, Monk traces the wide range of influences on Oppenheimer's development--his Jewishness, his social isolation at Harvard, his love of Sanskrit, his radical politics. This definitive portrait finally solves the enigma of the extraordinary, charming, tortured man whose beautiful mind fundamentally reshaped the world"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.O62
LC item number
M66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Robert Oppenheimer : a life inside the center, Ray Monk
Link
9780385504072.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn828190062
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385504072
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012046045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)828190062
Label
Robert Oppenheimer : a life inside the center, Ray Monk
Link
9780385504072.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn828190062
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385504072
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012046045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)828190062

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