Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect


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At a time when the Manhattan Project was synonymous with large-scale science, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-67) represented the new sociocultural power of the American intellectual. Catapulted to fame as director of the Los Alamos atomic weapons laboratory, Oppenheimer occupied a key position in the compact between science and the state that developed out of World War II. By tracing the making--and unmaking--of Oppenheimer's wartime and postwar scientific identity, Charles Thorpe illustrates the struggles over the ...

Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect 2008, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226798462

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Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226798455