The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer

The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer

And the Birth of the Modern Arms Race

Book - 2006
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In a groundbreaking book that recasts the history of the Cold War, bestselling author Priscilla J. McMillan exposes, for the first time, the truth behind J. Robert Oppenheimer’s 1954 trial on charges of violating national security. Drawing on newly declassified papers and extensive interviews, McMillan places Oppenheimer’s opposition to development of the hydrogen bomb at the heart of the story—opposition that made him the victim of government officials who, conspiring with rival scientist Edward Teller, deceived President Eisenhower and trapped the enigmatic genius who had done more than anyone to build the atomic bomb. A chilling exposé of the McCarthy-era conspiracy that helped propel the East-West arms race, this is a spellbinding work of history.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006, c2005.
ISBN: 9780142001158
Characteristics: viii, 373 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.


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