The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer: And the Birth of the Modern Arms Race

The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer: And the Birth of the Modern Arms Race

by Priscilla McMillan
     
 

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In a groundbreaking book that recasts the history of the Cold War, bestselling author Priscilla J. McMillan exposes, for the first time, the truth behind J. Robert Oppenheimer's 1954 trial on charges of violating national security. Drawing on newly declassified papers and extensive interviews, McMillan places Oppenheimer's opposition to development of the hydrogen

Overview

In a groundbreaking book that recasts the history of the Cold War, bestselling author Priscilla J. McMillan exposes, for the first time, the truth behind J. Robert Oppenheimer's 1954 trial on charges of violating national security. Drawing on newly declassified papers and extensive interviews, McMillan places Oppenheimer's opposition to development of the hydrogen bomb at the heart of the story—opposition that made him the victim of government officials who, conspiring with rival scientist Edward Teller, deceived President Eisenhower and trapped the enigmatic genius who had done more than anyone to build the atomic bomb. A chilling exposé of the McCarthy-era conspiracy that helped propel the East-West arms race, this is a spellbinding work of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142001158
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Priscilla J. McMillan, a fellow of the Russian Research Center at Harvard, is the author of the bestselling Marina and Lee. She has also written for the New York Times, Harper's, Scientific American, and other publications.

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