American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Bird, Kai

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  • Creator Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First Vintage Books edition. New York : Vintage Books, 2006. ©2005
  • Physical Details
    • xiii, 721 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 9780375726262, 0375726268
  • OCLC ocm70267245

Notes

  • Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2005.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [685]-699) and index.

Contents

  • 1. "He Received Every New Idea as Perfectly Beautiful" -- 2. "His Separate Prison" -- 3. "I Am Having a Pretty Bad Time" -- 4. "I Find the Work Hard, Thank God, & Almost Pleasant" -- 5. "I Am Oppenheimer" -- 6. "Oppie" -- 7. "The Nim Nim Boys" -- 8. "In 1936 My Interests Began to Change" -- 9. "[Frank] Clipped It Out and Sent It In" -- 10. "More and More Surely" -- 11. "I'm Going to Marry a Friend of Yours, Steve" -- 12. "We Were Pulling the New Deal to the Left" -- 13. "The Coordinator of Rapid Rupture" -- 14. "The Chevalier Affair" -- 15. "He'd Become Very Patriotic" -- 16. "Too Much Secrecy" -- 17. "Oppenheimer Is Telling the Truth ..." -- 18. "Suicide, Motive Unknown" -- 19. "Would You Like to Adopt Her?" -- 20. "Bohr Was God, and Oppie Was His Prophet" -- 21. "The Impact of the Gadget on Civilization" -- 22. "Now We're All Sons-of-Bitches" -- 23. "Those Poor Little People" -- 24. "I Feel I Have Blood on My Hands" -- 25. "People Could Destroy New York" -- 26. "Oppie Had a Rash and Is Now Immune" -- 27. "An Intellectual Hotel" -- 28. "He Couldn't Understand Why He Did It" -- 29. "I Am Sure That Is Why She Threw Things at Him" -- 30. "He Never Let On What His Opinion Was" -- 31. "Dark Words About Oppie" -- 32. "Scientist X" -- 33. "The Beast in the Jungle" -- 34. "It Looks Pretty Bad, Doesn't It?" -- 35. "I Fear That This Whole Thing Is a Piece of Idiocy" -- 36. "A Manifestation of Hysteria" -- 37. "A Black Mark on the Escutcheon of Our Country" -- 38. "I Can Still Feel the Warm Blood on My Hands" -- 39. "It Was Really Like a Never-Never-Land" -- 40. "It Should Have Been Done the Day After Trinity" -- Epilogue: "There's Only One Robert"
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