'American Prometheus' is the 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. 'American Prometheus' sets forth Oppenheimer’s life and times in revealing and unprecedented detail. Exhaustively researched, it is based on thousands of records and letters gathered from archives in America and abroad, on massive FBI files and on close to a hundred interviews with Oppenheimer’s friends, relatives and colleagues. This book is at once biography and history, and essential to our understanding of our recent past - and of our choices for the future.
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Subtítulo: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER