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

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Published by Henry Holt and Co. .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History,
  • Teller, Edward,,
  • Military - Weapons,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • U.S. History - 20th Century (General),
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • Atomic And Nuclear Physics,
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert,,
  • Lawrence, Ernest Orlando,,
  • History: American,
  • United States,
  • Historical - General,
  • Scientists - Inventors,
  • History / Modern / 20th Century,
  • 20th century,
  • Nuclear Physics,
  • Physicists,
  • 1901-1958,
  • 1904-1967,
  • Atomic bomb,
  • Biography

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7932650M
ISBN 100805065881
ISBN 109780805065886

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  Brotherhood of the bomb: the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller by Herken, Gregg, Pages:   Brotherhood of the Bomb is a vital slice of American history told authoritatively-and grippingly-for the first time%(). Since publication of Brotherhood of the Bomb two new documents have surfaced which support the book's conclusion that Robert Oppenheimer was a member of a so-called closed unit of the Communist Party's professional section in Berkeley, from to The first document is the unpublished journal of Barbara Chevalier, Haakon Chevalier's widow. Buy Brotherhood of the Bomb First by Gregg Herken (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(6).

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