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A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer
A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer Mark Wolverton 0312374402 9780312374402 A Life in Twilightreveals the least-known and most enigmatic period of J. Robert Oppenheimers life, from the public humiliation he endured after the
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A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Mark Wolverton

A Life in Twilightreveals the least-known and most enigmatic period of J. Robert Oppenheimers life, from the public humiliation he endured after the 1954 Atomic Energy Commissions investigation into his alleged communist leanings and connections to his death in 1967. It covers Oppenheimers continued work as a scientist and philosopher and head of the Institute fornbsp;Advanced Studynbsp;in Princeton, his often controversial public appearances, as well as parts of his private life. What emerges is a portrait of a man who was toppled from the highest echelons of politics and society, had to see his honor and name blackened, but succeeded in maintaining his dignity and rebuilding a shattered life, although he never truly recovered from the McCarthy-inspired persecution he suffered. Previously unpublished FBI files round out the picture and cast a sinister cloud over Oppenheimers final years, during which he remained under occasional surveillance. Mark Wolverton has succeeded in presentingan evenhanded and very well- researched account of a life thatnbsp;ended in twilight. It reads like a written version of the acclaimed filmGood Night, and Good Luck, and indeed Murrows interview with Oppenheimer is one of the central elements of the story. A Life in Twilightis an important exploration, not only of a prominent scientist and philosopher, but also of an unforgettable era in American history.

Author: Mark Wolverton

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 2008-11-11

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Mark Wolverton (Edition: 1st) Hardcover