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American Prometheus: Book summary and reviews of American Prometheus by Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
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American Prometheus is the first full-scale 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 generationone of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, the embodiment of modern man confronting the consequences of scientific progress.
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"Starred Review. [Gives] human complexity to a man who had been both elevated and demonized." - PW
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