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American Prometheus: The Triumph And Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date April 11, 2006
Pages 721
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375726262
ISBN-10 0375726268
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
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Summary
A definitive portrait of legendary scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the 'father' of the atomic bomb, discusses his seminal role in the twentieth-century scientific world, as well as his lesser-known roles as family man, supposed communist, and head of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780375412028
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (April 5, 2005)
9780375412028 | details & prices | 721 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $40.00
About: A portrait of scientist J.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375726262
 
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (April 11, 2006)
9780375726262 | details & prices | 721 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $20.00
About: A portrait of scientist J.
Miscellaneous
from Vintage Books (December 18, 2007)
9780307424730 | details & prices | 784 pages | List price $18.95
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781470824419
 
With Jeff Cummings (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (July 1, 2012)
9781470824419 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 2.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $44.95
About: [Read by Jeff Cummings]In this magisterial biography twenty-five years in the making and winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for biography, the authors capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War.

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