J. Robert Oppenheimer : shatterer of worlds / Peter Goodchild.Material type: TextPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1981, c1980Edition: 1st American edDescription: 301 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 0395305306; 9780395305300Subject(s): Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967 | Physicists -- United States -- Biography | Atomic bombDDC classification: 530/.092/4 | B LOC classification: QC16.O62 | G66 1981
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Published in conjunction with the BBC/WGBH television series Oppenheimer, produced by Peter Goodchild and written by Peter Prince.
Bibliography: p. 291-292.
Interviews and newly released FBI material help to answer questions about the life, personality, and work of the man who headed the Los Alamos atom-bomb project and was later dismissed as a security risk.
The early years -- The radical professor -- The beginnings of the bomb -- Enter Groves -- The biggest collection of eggheads ever -- A problem of security -- A problem of predetonation -- Alsos and the Germans -- The dark hours -- Prelude to trinity -- I am become death -- Hiroshima -- The man who would be God -- The plague of Thebes -- The net tightens -- Indicted -- Oppenheimer 'On Trial' -- The other witnesses -- The verdict -- The final years -- Perspective -- Postscript.