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American Prometheus by Kai Bird
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Dec 09, 12

bookshelves: non-fiction, physics, biography, pulitzer-prize-winners
Read from September 25, 2011 to December 09, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. It truly is the triumph and the tragedy. Brought both awe and tears. I highly recommend this read as it elegantly tells the story of this complex man while also discussing the history and politics surrounding the Manhattan Project, WWII, the beginning of the Cold War, and policy regarding the use of atomic weapons. Excellent read.
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Reading Progress

09/26/2011 page 68
9.0%
01/24/2012 page 360
50.0% "Slowly but surely :)"
02/05/2012 page 392
54.0% "Slowly but surely."
04/02/2012 page 440
61.0% "Currently MIA!"
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