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The Resource American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, (sound recording)

American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, (sound recording)

Label
American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Title
American Prometheus
Title remainder
the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Statement of responsibility
Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. When he proposed international controls over atomic materials, opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb, and criticized plans for a nuclear war, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup during the anti-Communist hysteria of the early 1950s. They declared that Oppenheimer could not be trusted with America's nuclear secrets. In this magisterial biography twenty-five years in the making, the authors capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Bird, Kai
Dewey number
  • 530/.092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
QC16.O62
LC item number
B57 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jeff Cummings
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sherwin, Martin J
  • Cummings, Jeff
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  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Physicists
  • Atomic bomb
  • Science
  • United States
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not applicable
Label
American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: ca. 26:30:00
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm84852935
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
21 sound discs (ca. 1590 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433200113
Other control number
9781433200113
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z 4205
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)84852935
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: ca. 26:30:00
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm84852935
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
21 sound discs (ca. 1590 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433200113
Other control number
9781433200113
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z 4205
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)84852935
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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