Oppenheimer American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J Sherwin


Physicist and polymath, as familiar with Hindu scriptures as he was with quantum mechanics,J. Robert Oppenheimer – director of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb – was the most famous scientist of his generation. In their meticulous and riveting biography, Kai Bird andMartin J. Sherwin reveal a brilliant, ambitious, complex and flawed man, profoundly involved with some of the momentous events of the twentieth century.

‘Reads like a thriller, gripping and terrifying’ – Sunday Times