New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
Biography of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, head of the Manhattan Project that produced the first nuclear weapons. The book was written over a period of 25 years and received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. The book chronicles Oppenheimer's personal life, education, relationships with other scientists, and career, and traces the evolution of not only his scientific genius, but his scientific conscience.
The book served as the inspiration for the 2023 biopic Oppenheimer directed by Christopher Nolan.Item #901758
6-3/8 x 9-1/2", brown spine, light blue paper over boards, xiii, 722pp, preface, prologue, author's note and acknowledgments, notes, bibliography, index, illus.
Previous owner's ink inscription dated June 12, 2005 first free endpaper else internally clean, minor bumping to lower corners of boards and bottom-edge of front board, crimping to spine ends, very good in price-intact dust wrapper with half-inch tear at lower flap fold of front panel, in protective mylar.