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A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A Life in Twilight reveals the least-known and most enigmatic period of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s life, from the public humiliation he endured after the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission’s investigation into his alleged communist leanings and connections to his death in 1967. It covers Oppenheimer’s continued work as a scientist and philosopher and head of the Institute forAdvan ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 11th 2008 by St. Martin's Press
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Nannie Bittinger
Brilliant man, information was a little dry in many places. Last few chapters were of more interest to me.
Rex

There have been many biographies of Oppenheimer, which cover the main points of his life. I really enjoyed that the author chose to focus entirely on his later years (the years that other bios would devote only half of a chapter to). If you're looking for the definitive Oppenheimer bio, this is definitely not it, but if you are already well steeped in his life story, this book provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more.
Sheila
A very informative and readable account of Oppenheimer last years.
Ann Parker
Feb 23, 2009 Ann Parker is currently reading it
After two books of short stories that just weren't right for the moment, I've found a book that I can dive into! For a long time, I've wondered "what happened" to Oppenheimer after Los Alamos, after the AEC investigation. Now I can read about it!
Mark Stanley
Fascinating look into the final years of the "Father of the Atomic Bomb".
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