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Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence and Edward Teller

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The story of the twentieth century is largely the story of the power of science and technology. Within that story is the incredible tale of the human conflict between three men-Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller-the scientists most responsible for the advent of weapons of mass destruction. How did science, enlisted in the service of the state during the Second World War, become a slave to its patron during the Cold War-and scientists with it? The story of these three men, is fundamentally about loyalty-to the country, to science, and to each other-and about the wrenching choices that had to be made when these allegiances came into conflict.

Gregg Herken gives us the behind-the-scenes account based upon a decade of research, interviews, and new documents. Brotherhood of the Bomb is a vital slice of American history told authoritatively-and grippingly-for the first time.

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The incredible tale of the human conflict between three men--Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller--the scientists most responsible for the advent of weapons of mass destruction, is recounted, with behind-the-scenes information based on a decade of research.

About the Author

Gregg Herken is a curator and historian at the Smithsonian Institution and has taught at Oberlin, Caltech, and Yale. He is the author of The Winning Weapon, Counsels of War , and Cardinal Choices and received a MacArthur grant for this book. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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ISBN:
9780805065893
Author:
Herken, Gregg
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Physicists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 16 pages of black and white pho
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.033 in

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