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American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert OppenheimerAlly reading This is a very thorough book in some respects and yet it is so narrow in scope I almost want to run out and read another Oppenheimer biography and some histories that cover the same time period to get the personal details and background history the authors assumed you knew in THIS book AlmostSure I m familiar with the basic details of WWII the McCarthy Era and the atomic bomb but if I wasn t this book wouldn t have helped much Instead the authors follow J Robert Oppenheimer s life in detail from birth to death with a laser s focus on very political relationship and communist connection he ver had so much so verything Kaamelott, livre 1, première partie : Épisodes 1 à 50 else is in soft focus The book becomes at times a laundry list of names connected to their political affiliations and possible communist leanings Even Robert himself is given short shrift to the communist uestion Every possible Communist connection isxamined and re Tout sur les tablettes Samsung Galaxy pour les Nuls examined so often I felt like the authors had inffect become Oppenheimer s belated defense team Why did they feel Oppenheimer needed defending you may be asking Wasn t he a brilliant physicist the one who headed the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb Yes he certainly was Everyone in the scientific community was concerned that Germany was developing a bomb including Oppenheimer who was Ces mes qui guident nos pas especially appalled over what was happening in fascist Germany and horrified about what was being done to the Jews He wasager to use his scientific skills in service of his country But the power of the bomb that was developed filled him with concern River of Joy Serenade Supersaga No 4 especially after seeing it used against a Japan that wasssentially already defeatedOppenheimer felt that the use of such weapons should be regulated not just by the US and that secrecy would lead to an arms race with the Soviet Union and he was right But his advocacy for free sharing of information and an international committee to guide the use of atomic power was not what the US government wanted to hear in the 50s His opposition to the development of the H bomb opened him up to suspicion and he was investigated by the FBI including the illegal wiretapping of his phonesOppenheimer had been working as a professor at Berkeley before the war and as a liberal thinker he had had friends and family who were Communist back when that meant opposition to the fascist regime in Spain and improving social conditions at home He had donated money to various causes through the US Communist party which wasn t unusual for the time His own brother and his wife had been members of the Communist party at one time although Robert himself never had been All of these connections were used against him by his opponents many years later in hearings in the 50sEverything in the book leads up to Oppenheimer s hearings before the Personnel Security Board team put together by General Lewis Strauss who was determined to both remove Oppenheimer from the Atomic Energy Commission and remove his security clearance Strauss had clashed with Oppenheimer over the development of the H bomb and had developed a personal antipathy to the scientist With the tacit consent of President Eisenhower Strauss set up a star chamber Hearing To Railroad Oppenheimer Out to railroad Oppenheimer out unfair tactics such as denying access to Mortelle Adle T.9 La rentre des claques evidence and not releasing the list of witnesses to Oppenheimer s lawyers ahead of time Oppenheimer became seen as a Galileo type martyr to the scientific community and though he wasventually rehabilitated and honored by President Johnson Oppenheimer never #truly recovered from the hearingsAll of this part of Oppenheimer s life #recovered from the hearingsAll of this part of Oppenheimer s life get in On the edge of nowhere, exhaustive detail What you won t learn so much about is Oppenheimer s personal life which is present in the book but notxamined Oppenheimer had a magnetic personality "And Many Relationships With Women That We "many relationships with women that we just a little about He had affairs Etat de siège even after his marriage to Kitty whose previous husband was a Communist who had died fighting in the Spanish Civil War I wanted to know about his relationship with Kitty a tempestuous woman with a big drinking problem We hear that the Oppenheimers gave parties where they lavished their guests with drinks but then skimped on the food That s fascinating I wanted to know about what was going on there and hear what people thought about it I wanted to know about his children and how they felt being raised in such a family We get tantalizing bits and pieces about how Robert tried to give his daughter away to another family at Los Alamos and never bonded with his son but then we are torn away to hear again about Communist stuff Can you hear my frustration Sure I figure there is WAY documentation out there on the Communist issue thanks to the FBI than to Oppenheimer s personal life and that s what the authors focused on They do a good job of presenting this information chronologically and clearly and if that s what you re interested in you won t be disappointed You will getvery detail you could ver hope for But if you want to know Oppenheimer the man you will only get glimpses here The trouble with Oppenheimer is that he loves a woman who doesn t love him the United States government Albert Einstein uoted in American PrometheusThere is way too xploding in my head after reading this tonight to write a full and Mortelle Adle, Tome 14: Prout atomique even meaningful review I ve always been fascinated with the Manhattan Project and last year read Rhode s amazing book The Making of the Atomic Bomb I ve also read several of Richard Feynman s memoirs that detail aspects of his work and stories but this has been the fullest investigation I ve read into Oppenheimer s life Things I ll probably write a bit about tomorrow1 Oppenheimer and Modern Physicists as Thembodiment of modern man confronting the conseuences of scientific progress He was the author of a radical proposal to place international controls over atomic materials an idea that is still relevant today He opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb and criticized the Air Force's plans to fight an infinitely dangerous nuclear war In the now almost ,
American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer was the Pulitzer prize winning book in 2006 This was a comprehensive biography of J Robert Oppenheimer and the birth of Los Alamos and the atomic bomb devised to bring the La Tnbreuse Escorte (Bien Belle Compagnie t. 3) end to World War II with the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The irony of this book may be that Oppenheimer as a young man came to New Mexico finding not only himself but that he loved this beautiful country Many years later I think that a regret that he had was bringing the attention of the world to northern New Mexico he craved thexhilaration and the invigorating calmness induced by Perro Caliente There was a rhythm now to his life intense intellectual work at times to the point of near « Si je reviens un jour » - Les Lettres retrouvées de Louise Pikovsky (RDL.BD) (French Edition) exhaustion followed by a month or of nearxhaustion followed by a month or of renewal on horseback in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico We learned to watch the snow on the Sangres and to look for deer in Water Canyon Phil Morrison later wrote with a lyricism that reflected the Mindplayers emotional attachment to the land that seized many residents We found that on the mesas and the valley that there was an old and strange culture there were our neighbors the people of the pueblos and there were the caves of Otowi canyon to remind us that other men had sought water in the dry landHaving spent myarly childhood in Los Alamos I am still very conflicted about that time in our history Oppenheimer was not only the choice of General Groves but also the one who was able to assemble a group of physicists and scientists to come to a remote part of the United States and pioneer this daunting project Much of the genius of Oppenheimer was his uncanny ability to ferret out the best talent and to relentlessly pursue that talent and to motivate and inspire them However the underlying and dark theme throughout this book was the hysteria that was rampant in the 1950 s about communismThis is also a tale of a very complex man not only a brilliant scientist and leader and a true twentieth century Renaissance Man but one who was devastated with the human toll that was wrought with the unleashing of the science that he had shepherded This was a man who was well versed in Shakespeare and The Bhagavad Gita who spent many years urging nuclear arms control Today that pride must be tempered with a profound concern If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and Hiroshima J Robert Oppenheimer on October 16 1946 We may be likened to two scorpions in a bottle Cahiers du genre, N° 45 : Les fleurs du mâle : Masculinités sans hommes ? each capable of killing the other but only at the risk of his own life J Robert Oppenheimer 1953 Personally all that I new about J Robert Oppenheimer was his time during Project Manhattan and a few details about his show trial in 1954 This book managed to bring a lot context to thesevents and show me as close it is possible the real Oppenheimer What lse can I say this is probably the best biography of J Robert Oppenheimer there is and together with Richard Rhodes Making of the Atomic Bomb and Dark Sun makes the penultimate atomic trilogy It was an interesting read and an interesting life though during the course of it I realised that Oppenheimer didn t appeal to me at all as a during the course of it I realised that Oppenheimer didn t appeal to me at all as a background is interesting particularly the role of Communism in the USA during the Popular Front period of opposition to Fascism before WWII and how that then panned out in the 1950s ie what had been permissible came to be viewed as criminal ven treacherous Purely as a result of this Oppenheimer s younger brother ENDED UP EFFECTIVELY IN A FORM up The Gutter Prayer effectively in a form internalxile in the USA unable to work at all in physicsOppenheimer Histoire de la fatigue - Du Moyen Âge à nos jours emerges as a competitive ambitious figure who was perfectly willing to overlook any moral scruples to have the atomic bomb constructed and then tested Particularly interesting was how the team involved in developing the Atom bomb campaigned to have two Japanese target towns reserved for them to test the bomb out on there s a discussion of the costffectiveness of the development of the atomic bomb over investment in conventional weaponry in The Shock of the Old that is worth looking at in this context view spoiler broadly arguing that the decision to develop an atomic #Weapon Lengthened The Duration #lengthened the duration the war by diverting resources away from producing conventional weapons hide spoiler I am in the middle of moving from one country to another so I just do not have the time to write a decent review of this Durgapur Chronicles excellent marvelous book Please if you are at all interested inither history or amazing people grab this book soon On closing this book the reader truly understands the atmosphere that swallowed up America during the Cocorico je sais lire ! avec les P'tites poules - Mthode de lecture syllabique et progressive ds 5 ans era of McCarthyism and the Cold War The reader comes to understand Oppenheimer his creativity his imagination and his failings too The list of the latter is long but boy do I admire the guy There is so much I could tell you about this man who I knew nothing about before I read this bookxcept his label as the Father of the Atomic BombI don t regret reading Bomb The Race to Build and Steal the World s Most Dangerous Weapon but the two don t compare You in no way need to read one to read the other The first is about the bomb the Manhattan project and spying but this about Oppenheimer is about the person and his خاطرات نخستین سپهبد ایران eraI listened to the audiobook read by Jeff Cummings I have no complaints with the narration Read the book or listen to it You choose whichver suits you best Just don t add it to one of those never Les mystres de Druon de Brvaux (Tome 4) - In anima vili ending lists of books that you don t get around to actu. American Prometheus is the first full scale biography of J Robert Oppenheimer father of the atomic bomb the brilliant charismatic physicist who led theffort 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 generation one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century.

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Ounding father s of the modern age2 The show trials of the #AEC3 Disappointment In Bernard #Disappointment in Bernard Teller American Institutions and Il cavaliere e la morte. Sotie even Oppenheimer3 Current atmosphere of suspicion of Science4 Current atmosphere ofxtreme vetting and loyalty tests5 Other Myths for Oppenheimer Pandora s Box or Flying too close to the Sun Impressive biography of J Robert Oppenheimer the nuclear physicist who went from obscurity to international fame as the director of the Manhattan Project to ignominy and xile over his ambivalence towards nuclear weapons and leftist political views Bird and Sherwin depict Oppenheimer throughout as a genius who like many great men and women is riven through with contradictions and personal foibles He "s a great lecturer and mentor to students and juniors but somewhat ill at ase "a great lecturer and mentor to students and juniors but somewhat ill at Les Petites Filles de Courbelles ease peers and non scientists a devoted husband to Kitty his brilliant but mentally troubled wife who nonetheless carried on several affairs his beliefs a strange admixture of Eastern philosophy cuttingdge physics though as the authors readily admit in applying Soldat Peaceful extant theories to practical application and a naivety bordering on credulity towards Communism Indeed Bird and Sherwin spend much time on Oppenheimer s politics showing that he moved in the same circles as the Far Left his wife was friends with Steve Nelson a notorious CPUSA organizer his brother Frank joined the Party he attended meetings but spurned recruitment through the idealism that led many New Dealra progressives to find common cause with the Far Left dislike of fascism Oppenheimer was Jewish with relatives killed in the Holocaust support for labor reforms and racial justice which weighed heavily than Stalin s atrocities The book s passages on the Manhattan Project and the development of the A bomb are much lighter on science than say Richard Rhodes Making of the Atomic Bomb There s Kandahar, oder Hölle genannt emphasis on Oppenheimer s relationships with General Groves and his fellow scientists the government s ongoing distrust of him which caused him toxpel several suspected Soviet spies from the Project and how his scientific nthusiasm vanished as the disturbing ramifications of nuclear weapons become clear Oppenheimer all but renounced his achievements after WWII leading to investigations by Congress and the FBI the humiliating revocation of his security clearance and a vagabond life drifting between teaching at Princeton foreign lectures and warnings about the Cold War For its immersive prose sharp judgments and capturing Oppenheimer in all his maddening complexity a great man fatally inured to risk in science politics and romance this biography stands in all likelihood as definitive J Robert Oppenheimer is called the father of the atomic bomb which is a shorthand way of saying that we know he did something important as the scientific director of the Manhattan Project but we just aren t sure what that was What I mean i I thought this was fascinating J Robert Oppenheimer had a uniue upbringing I found very interesting He grew up in a nonobservant Jewish family and completed grade school in a private institution called The Ethical Cultural Society This was a Judaic reformist school where students were taught Ethical Imagination to see things not as they are but as they might be pg 19Oppenheimer described his childhood My life as a child did not prepare me for the fact that the world is full of cruel and bitter things pg 21 He was described as odd neurotic and depressed by his university classmates He ventually had a breakdown where he attacked a classmate pg 47 His poor social interactions and self alienating behaviors led him
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a friend need physics than friends pg 91He was brilliant J'ai pous un communiste extremely intelligence and internalized the knowledge he acuired Heventually read the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads in the original Sanskrit pgs 99 102 His deep reflection and internalizing of the Gita would have a heavy impact during his work on the atomic bomb He liked things that were difficult And since almost Adultre, mode d'emploi everything wasasy for him the things that would attract his attention were ssentially the difficult He had a taste for the mystical and the cryptic pg 99Oppenheimer s credentials and reputation proceeded himself and landed him the job at the Los Alamos Research Laboratory in New Mexico In May 1942 he was appointed director of the fast neutron research with the curious title Coordinator of Rapid Rapture Almost immediately he began to organize a highly secret summer seminar of top theoretical physicists whose job it was to outline a bare bones design of an atomic bomb pg 180At the successful detonation of the atomic bomb at the Trinity Site he later told an interviewer I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes his multi armed form and says Now I am become death the destroyer of worlds pg 309Eventually his past actions and who he socialized with put him in the cross hairs of the Department of Justice and the FBI His loyalty was uestioned after he had accusations of being a Communist sympathizer being unpatriotic and was deemed a risk to national security Towards the nd of his life he gave lectures at universities and dwelt on broader themes of culture and science He became a humanist pondering man s survival in an age of weapons of mass destruction pg 574I really Black Nightshade enjoyed this one It was highly detailed and contained a lot of thoroughly researched information I would recommend it Thanks Let s do the numbers599 pages of text256 books read for research44 articles and dissertations consulted41 manuscript collections pillaged10 gover. Orgotten hysteria of thearly 1950s his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup and in response Atomic Energy Commission chairman Lewis Strauss Superbomb advocate Edward Teller and FBI director J Edgar Hoover worked behind the scenes to have a hearing board find that Oppenheimer could not be trusted with America's nuclear secre.