[Ebook] ➣ A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer Author Mark Wolverton – Bassgrotto.co.uk


  • Hardcover
  • 339 pages
  • A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Mark Wolverton
  • English
  • 18 April 2018
  • 9780312374402

10 thoughts on “A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer

  1. says:

    Brilliant man, information was a little dry in many places Last few chapters were of interest to me.


  2. says:

    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...


  3. says:

    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


  4. says:

    really enjoyed this


  5. says:

    A very informative and readable account of Oppenheimer last years.


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A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert OppenheimerA 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 For Advanced Study 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A Shattered Life, Although He Never Truly Recovered From The McCarthy Inspired Persecution He Suffered Previously Unpublished FBI Files Round Out The Picture And Cast A Sinister Cloud Over Oppenheimer S Final Years, During Which He Remained Under Occasional Surveillance.Mark Wolverton Has Succeeded In Presenting An Evenhanded And Very Well Researched Account Of A Life That Ended In Twilight It Reads Like A Written Version Of The Acclaimed Film Good Night, And Good Luck, And Indeed Murrow S Interview With Oppenheimer Is One Of The Central Elements Of The Story A Life In Twilight Is An Important Exploration, Not Only Of A Prominent Scientist And Philosopher, But Also Of An Unforgettable Era In American History.


About the Author: Mark Wolverton

Mark Wolverton is a science journalist, author, and 2016 17 Knight MIT Science Journalism Fellow He writes for various national and international publications including WIRED, Nature, Undark, Scientific American, and Air Space Smithsonian He has also worked with the NASA Ames History Project, Argonne National Laboratory, the Franklin Institute, and the NASA ISS Science Office His latest b