Robert Oppenheimer, Letters and Recollections; Letters and Recollections

Robert Oppenheimer, Letters and Recollections; Letters and Recollections

by Alice Smith
     
 

Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) is one of the few American scientists who have become public - and controversial - figures in the twentieth century. This book adds a new dimension to the Oppenheimer story by offering a look at the private man behind the public figure. It consists of letters spanning the period from his Harvard student days in 1922 to his departure from… See more details below

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Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) is one of the few American scientists who have become public - and controversial - figures in the twentieth century. This book adds a new dimension to the Oppenheimer story by offering a look at the private man behind the public figure. It consists of letters spanning the period from his Harvard student days in 1922 to his departure from Los Alamos in 1945. The letters are supplemented by recollections of those who knew Oppenheimer and by his own recollections from an interview a few years before his death.

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“A beautifully organized collection of letters and reminiscences. . . . The editors have interviewed those who knew and worked with him, stirred in the necessary explanatory background, and produced an account, both scholarly and highly readable, which throws fresh light on a man who will probably always remain something of an enigma. Amid devotional defense and almost rabid attack, their book is a model of objectivity.”—New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804726207
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Stanford Nuclear Age Series Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.03(d)

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