Inside The Centre: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Paperback)
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Inside The Centre: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Paperback)

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Published: 07/11/2013
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J. Robert Oppenheimer is among the most contentious and important figures of the twentieth century. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis to develop the first atomic bomb – a breakthrough which was to have eternal ramifications for mankind, and made Oppenheimer the 'father of the Bomb'.

But his was not a simple story of assimilation, scientific success and world fame. A complicated and fragile personality, the implications of the discoveries at Los Alamos were to weigh heavily upon him. Having formed suspicious connections in the 1930s, in the wake of the Allied victory in World War Two, Oppenheimer’s attempts to resist the escalation of the Cold War arms race would lead many to question his loyalties – and set him on a collision course with Senator Joseph McCarthy and his witch hunters.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099433538
Number of pages: 864
Weight: 603 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 44 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

An extraordinarily rich biography, superbly researched and written with impressive clarity. - The Times

You don't need to know your quantum physics to be gripped by Monk's doorstop study of the momentous life of J Robert Oppenheimer… Monk serves his subject well by sparing us neither the worst nor the best in him. - Ed Caesar, Sunday Times

Superlative. - Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Illuminating. - Nature

[A] fine biography... Oppenheimer has already been served well by biographers. However, Monk here takes the scholarship to a new level. - BBC History Magazine

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